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.
NAFTA at 20: The New Spin
March 14 - Nearly 20 years since NAFTA went into effect, its empty promises have been laid bare for the people of Mexico. Published in The Eurasia Review and The Albany Tribune and Common Dreams and Truthout.
Facing the Threat of the Trans-Pacific Treaty
March 8 - Damage from 20 years of NAFTA shows us why latest trade deal must be stopped. Free trade creates rich people, poor communities.
Canada Should Tell Mining Firm to Stop Bullying El Salvador
December 6 - Re-posted with permission from Embassy Magazine: Vancouver-based mining company Pacific Rim is butting heads with the government of El Salvador.