Manuel Pérez-Rocha helps to coordinate the Networking for Justice on Global Investment project, as part of the IPS Global Economy Project. In this role, he works together with allies at the Democracy Center in Bolivia and organizations in several countries. Prior to that, he directed "The NAFTA Plus and the SPP Advocacy Project," as part of the Global Economy Project. He is a Mexican national who has led tri-national efforts to promote just and sustainable alternative approaches to North American economic integration for more than a decade.
Prior to moving to Washington, DC in 2006, he worked for many years with the Mexican Action Network on Free Trade (RMALC) and continues to be a member of that coalition’s executive committee. For the past several years, he has also contributed to the Alternative Regionalisms project of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, and worked as a consultant to Oxfam International on trade issues in the Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean region.
Manuel studied International Relations at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and holds a M.A. on Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at The Hague, Netherlands.
G20: Confusion Over the Characterization of the Current Crisis
June 22 - This article is part of the presentations for the seminar "RMALC: 20 years resisting and building alternatives to free trade." A summary in English is followed by the original Spanish version, including hyperlinks.
Shutdown The War Grant To Mexico That Has Cost $1.5 Billion; Save $600 Million!
April 6 - The governments of the United States and Mexico are using large budget expenses to entangle us in the corrupt politics of arms deals.
Obama in Latin America: Another Missed Opportunity
March 24 - What might have been a high-profile trip heralding a new U.S. partnership with Latin America based on equity and mutual interests turned out to confirm the same old top-down approach to north-south relations. Published in Common Dreams.