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Mexico’s diplomatic rift with Ecuador and Zimbabwe’s new currency

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9 April 2024

Episode 3306

58 minutes

With seven months to go until the US election, we discuss how things are shaping up as the old foes try new tactics. Plus: Mexico’s diplomatic rift with Ecuador, Zimbabwe’s new currency and Thailand’s response to unrest in Myanmar.

9 April 2024

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Why Zimbabwe is adopting a new currency

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It’s not often that a nation introduces a completely new currency but that’s what Zimbabwe has done with a monetary unit called the zig (short for Zimbabwe Gold). Last week the country, which has the world’s highest inflation rate, was named as one of the worst-governed countries in Africa by UK-based research organisation World Economics. Will the zig help to turn things around?

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