Former president Mahuad believes that Ecuador’s dollarization was a “historic success”

Mahuad said that his book explaining the dollarization "is not the only truth", but it is certainly "the truth told from inside the national government".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former Ecuadorian president Jamil Mahuad (1998-2000) evoked the late Argentine soccer star Maradona on Thursday, when defending his decision to dollarize Ecuador, a measure that he believes "a historic success" even though it cost him the post, and given that in the long run, it has stabilized the fragile national finances.

To my detractors, I would quote a phrase of Diego Maradona: "When they passed the ball to me, I tackled it, I faced and tackled it, because that is where you make yourself respected, that is where you become a leader," said Mahuad in . . .

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