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Sali Hafiz broke headlines this week when she robbed a bank in Beirut with a toy gun. The demand? 13,000 dollars… of her own money, for her sister’s brain cancer treatment.
Today, learn about the desperate measures behind Lebanon’s banking system that led Sali to her heist. That, plus declining child poverty rates, and Ethereum’s electricity-saving “Merge” on indicators of the week.
If you’re interested in learning more about Lebanon’s ongoing financial crisis, check out “How WhatsApp Broke Lebanon.” And for those intrigued by our child poverty segment, give a listen to “Going backwards on child poverty,” and “How Do You Reduce Child Poverty.”