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Manuel Perez-Rocha
Associate Fellow
Global Economy

manuel@ips-dc.org


Global Economy

Manuel Perez-Rocha

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.

Recent Work

Media Advisory
Press Release: Mining for Profits
April 29 - Transnational corporations are increasingly turning to international arbitration tribunals to resolve disputes over natural resource rights, a new report reveals.

Commentary
Latin America: C-
February 12 - The Obama administration has made a few steps in the right direction. But U.S.-Latin American relations are far from mended, and skepticism is growing.

Op-Ed
The Struggle of Electricians in Mexico Goes On
January 15 - “It's either them or us. The time has come for the people, for the excluded, exploited and discriminated people, the ones who are always pushed back.”

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