Video: The Ecuador debt audit, a seven minute summary

2 March 2016 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 spokeperson of the CADTM International, and sits on the Scientific Council of ATTAC France. He is the co-author, with Damien Millet of Debt, the IMF, and the World Bank: Sixty Questions, Sixty Answers, Monthly Review Books, New York, 2010. He is the author of many essays including one on Jacques de Groote entitled Procès d’un homme exemplaire (The Trial of an Exemplary Man), Al Dante, Marseille, 2013, and wrote with Damien Millet, AAA. Audit Annulation Autre politique (Audit, Abolition, Alternative Politics), Le Seuil, Paris, 2012. See his Series “Banks versus the People: the Underside of a Rigged Game!” Next publication : Bankocracy Merlin Press, Londres, May 2015 (English version). Since the 4th April 2015 he is coordinator of the Truth Commission on Public Debt.

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