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Zimbabwe Struggles with Political Instability

An excerpt from Frontline World reports on the troubled nation of Zimbabwe.

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  • ZIMBABWEAN CITIZEN:

    You know, everybody knows. We can shut our mouths. We can't say anything, but we know who is responsible. You even know who is responsible.

  • ALEXIS BLOOM:

    He was too scared to mention the name of President Mugabe.

    So you would say that it's not easy to talk about these things in Zimbabwe?

  • ZIMBABWEAN CITIZEN:

    It's not easy. Because there are a handful of people who are enjoying their life, but the rest are not enjoying anything. So it's very hard.

  • ALEXIS BLOOM:

    Harare, the capital. We were advised to film only through our car's tinted windows. We immediately spotted more of what President Mugabe doesn't want the world to see: long lines outside of a bank, shortages of everything.

    This man was desperate to unload his Zimbabwean dollars.

    How much did you get?

  • ZIMBABWEAN CITIZEN:

    Ten million.

  • ALEXIS BLOOM:

    More and more, survival depends on a growing underground economy, but you won't find any of this in the daily newspapers. They've now been taken over by the ruling party.

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