Luis Portillo Pasqual del Riquelme Ph.D. in Economics, former professor of Economic Structure and Institutions at the Autonomous University of Madrid. He has been an editor in chief of the Economic Bulletin and head of the Economic studies and research section at ICE (Información Comercial Española, Review of Economy). Author of ¿Alimentos para la Paz? La “ayuda” de Estados Unidos (IEPALA, Madrid, 1987) (Food for Peace ? The US “help”). He is a member of the Workers' Commssions (trade union) and of ATTAC Madrid and a tireless defender of the cause of the Sahrawi people.