With six failed banks and runaway corruption, most places in Africa would be looking at a military coup. But the dictator's grip remains strong and he may simply print more money.
Venezuela has implemented a new currency exchange, recognized huge debts owed to foreign airlines, and ousted an opposition congresswoman, sketching a picture of a government in control.
The economy remains a more distant concern for Turks, many of whom have turned their attention to other political questions. But one indication of brewing trouble is the weakening currency.
Ten sad legacies bestowed by Zimbabwe's perpetual strongman on his nation and people.