Robin Broad is a professor of international development at American University and co-author of Development Redefined: How the Market Met Its Match.
Against overwhelming odds, El Salvador won its long battle for water.
The investor-state provisions in NAFTA don't help workers. Instead, they hand enormous power to corporations to bully governments into undoing measures to protect workers, the environment, and public health.
In a tale of people power over corporate power, a tribunal has ruled against a global company in a case over mining rights.
Obama is waging a full-court press to pass the unpopular trade treaty after the November elections.
A culture of impunity, misguided U.S. policy that has pursued expediency above principle, and an unwillingness of Honduras' political elites to reform their institutions of justice and governance are all to blame.