A world apart, Lebanon and Sri Lanka share economic collapse

FILE- An anti-government demonstrator holds a national flag and runs across tires that were set on fire to block a main highway during a protest against a ruling elite they say has failed to address the economy's downward spiral, in the town of Jal el-Dib, north of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Lebanon and Sri Lanka may be a world apart, but they share a history of political turmoil and violence that led to the collapse of once-prosperous economies bedeviled by corruption, patronage, nepotism and incompetence. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

A world apart, Lebanon and Sri Lanka share economic collapse