Debt Wednesdays: session 3&4

Defaults & restructuring

Overview of debt in Latin America

The second session of the Debt Wednesdays training course introduced the concept of defaults and restructuring. We then moved on to a regional overview of the debt situation in Latin America.


  • Astrid Iversen, Associate Professor in Law, Inland School of Business and Social Sciences
  • Sebastian Grund, Legal Counsel, International Monetary Fund
  • Patricia Miranda, Global Advocacy Director, Latindadd
  • Oscar Ugarteche, National Autonomous University of Mexico and The Observatory Latin American Economic (ObELA)
  • Moderator: Eric LeCompte, Executive Director, Jubilee USA

At the beginning of the webinar, you voted for the most familiar concepts, and this is the result:

They say that you really master a topic when you can explain it to a six year old. We hope that after the experts' presentations you have a clearer overview of the majority of these concepts, if not even the capacity to describe them at the next family gathering!

Reading suggestions:

A graphic version's here: download it and save it somewhere you can easily find it!


Some other materials include:

In addition, you can always access the interactive informal recommendations list. We encourage you to use it and add any material that caught your attention and you would like others to see: it could be a podcast, a book, an inspiring article, even a TikTok video could do. Feel free to share it with us.

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logos-funders.jpg This webinar is being organised with the financial support of the European Union, Bread for the World, the Open Society Foundations and Avina Americas. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Eurodad and its partners and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funders.


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