Video: The Ecuador debt audit, a seven minute summary

2 March by Eric Toussaint , Hugo Arias Palacios , Aris Chatzistefanou

In seven minutes, Eric Toussaint and Hugo Arias, members of the Ecuadorian debt audit commission that sat in 2007 - 2008, summarise its ins and outs, and explain the success of the suspension of payments that Ecuador decided as a result of the commission’s report.

If you want to know more about the situation in Ecuador in the years before the audit, see this video (5minutes):
(You can also choose the first title in the play list.)

These two videos are extracts from Debtocracy, a 2011 documentary that you can see in full here:


Eric Toussaint

is a historian and political scientist who completed his Ph.D. at the universities of Paris VIII and Liège, is the spokesperson of the CADTM International, and sits on the Scientific Council of ATTAC France. He is the author of Bankocracy (2015); The Life and Crimes of an Exemplary Man (2014); Glance in the Rear View Mirror. Neoliberal Ideology From its Origins to the Present, Haymarket books, Chicago, 2012 (see here), etc. See his bibliography: He co-authored World debt figures 2015 with Pierre Gottiniaux, Daniel Munevar and Antonio Sanabria (2015); and with Damien Millet Debt, the IMF, and the World Bank: Sixty Questions, Sixty Answers, Monthly Review Books, New York, 2010. Since the 4th April 2015 he is the scientific coordinator of the Greek Truth Commission on Public Debt.

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