Proposals like the Alliance for Prosperity Plan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership will only accelerate a race to the bottom for families in the Northern triangle of Latin America, Manuel Perez-Rocha said at the AFL-CIO conference on U.S. trade policy.
A Canadian oil conglomerate is suing the U.S. over its actions to protect the climate. It’s a small taste of what could come under the TPP.
Mexicans have little to celebrate as NAFTA turns 20 years old in 2014 – the destruction caused by the agreement continues to push many Mexicans to migrate to try to make a living.
Washington should recognize that Latin America is experimenting with new political and economic models to reduce the region’s traditional poverty and inequality.
Re-posted with permission from Embassy Magazine: Vancouver-based mining company Pacific Rim is butting heads with the government of El Salvador.
With about 200 activists from several countries, John Cavanagh denounced the firm for suing the government of El Salvador in retaliation for the denial of a mining permit.
IPS Director John Cavanagh will participate in a protest outside the Vancouver headquarters of Pacific Rim today.
IPS Associate Fellow Manuel Pérez-Rocha will lead a workshop as part of Ecumenical Advocacy Day for Global Peace with Justice on “Trade Agreements & Human Rights: How Victimizers Sue Victims in Latin America.”
On December 15, 2011, a number of civil society groups came together to oppose the World Bank tribunal that is deciding the case Pacific Rim v. El Salvador, a case that may set a precedent for future tribunals and chart a devastating course for El Salvador.
Over 100 people protested today at the World Bank building, as a tribunal housed inside the building decided the fate of El Salvador under the provisions of CAFTA.
Undemocratic provisions in treaties enable corporations to sue governments in international tribunals over environmental, health, and other measures foreign countries take to protect the public.
Protest outside World Bank tribunal: Civil society leaders denounce mining corporation lawsuit against El Salvador over rights to gold
On Thursday, Institute for Policy Studies Director John Cavanagh will join labor unions, local Salvadorans, and others to call for justice for El Salvador and fair U.S. trade policy at a rally in front of the World Bank building.
Controversial CAFTA case is 1 of 43 pending “investor-state” lawsuits related to oil, mining, and gas, new report reveals.
Migration and its root causes have been an integral part of the post-war reconciliation process in Nicaragua. The Peace Promoters have found that most Nicaraguans, no matter their political leaning or past military involvement – Contra or Sandinista – are facing many of the same issues. Working closely with families as a conflict mediator, a lawyer, and a disability rights activist, Uriel has increasingly come across a single issue: migration. He will talk about migration and the large systematic dynamics behind it, especially in terms of Nicaragua’s often-contentious relationship with the United States.
Without any tariffs padding the price of our exports, cheap U.S. grain would flood Colombia.