Season 1, Episode 24 Moneylenders

Topic: the billions of dollars in loans advanced by Western nations to the Third World. Included: how American banks raise the capital; possible repercussions of a default; difficulties of debtor nations in repaying the loans. Reporter: Anthony Sampson.

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  • Premiered: January 1, 1983
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