As economically frustrated Sri Lankans force the president and prime minister out of office, experts say the chaos should serve as a wake-up call to the Biden administration.
For months, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa blamed his country's financial plight on the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian war in Ukraine, failing to take any ownership for his own policy missteps, including the undervaluing of currency and a push for organic farming, a major blunder that helped fuel the turmoil – and a blunder that's currently being repeated in the U.S.
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Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.