Nadia Martinez is supporting the efforts of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (SEEN) to stop public financing for oil, gas and mining projects in the developing world. Her focus is in Latin America, where she works with local civil society groups, including environmental, development, human rights, and indigenous organizations.
Nadia holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the American University in Washington D.C. She was born and raised in Panama. Before joining IPS, she worked at the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress in San José, Costa Rica.
Nadia has written numerous reports, articles and op-eds, which have appeared in publications such as the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, the Long-Worth Star Telegram, the Detroit Free Press, the New Internationalist, Red Pepper Magazine, and others. She appears regularly on radio and television.
For years, the U.S. imposed authoritarian leaders and corporate-friendly policies on Latin American countries. Now they are setting their own path.
Crticas Y Propuestas de los Pueblos
The problem with the World Bank is much bigger than Paul Wolfowitz.
An Alternative Foreign Policy Framework
Grassroots movements change the face of power.
Latin America leads the way out of the global debt machine.
In what seems like a case of Cold War blues, U.S. officials had unsuccessfully attempted to sway the elections in favor of Mr. Ortega's opponents. The meddling backfired, however.
This op-ed ran in the Baltimore Sun on June 30, 2006.
Costa Rica is making headlines for a dead-heat election.
The election of Bolivia's new president is a powerful symbol of the growing resistance throughout Latin America to U.S.-led economic programs.
Bush's proposal on oil doesn't go far enough.
Morales faces the daunting challenge of governing a troubled and bitter nation, where expectations are high and short-term change is difficult to achieve.
Demonizing Morales will not advance our true national interests of promoting freedom and human development. But cheering an independent and democratic Bolivia just might.
With annual lending to Latin American countries surpassing $8 billion annually, the IDB has significant influence over the region’s economies.
Given that by tradition, the U.S. picks the World Bank president, this is a golden opportunity to help mend some fences and improve the nation's standing internationally at a time when U.S. popularity is suffering
El Camino del Banco Mundial Hacia La Catastrofe Climatica
The World Bank's Road to Climate Catastrophe
The InterAmerican Development Bank Fossil Fuel Financing 1992-2004
How the free trade agenda promotes dirty energy.