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  1. Impacts of investment arbitration against Latin America and the Caribbean

    • Cecilia Olivet, Bettina Müller, Luciana Ghiotto
    11 December 2017
    Report

    How fair is the investment arbitration system in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries? Are investor-state disputes balanced between national and corporate interests? LAC countries are among the most affected by the investment arbitration system, representing 28.6% of all known investor-state disputes around the world. In particular, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru account for 77.3% of the total number of claims against LAC countries. Analysis shows that the system so far heavily favours corporate interests. Investors have won in 70% of the cases brought against LAC countries. As a result, LAC States have already had to pay foreign companies 20.6 billion USD, which could cover Bolivia’s budget for health and education for four whole years.

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    Jeep trip with Fidel – 1968 (Part 6)

    Saul Landau
    08 February 2007
    Article
  3. Land Grabbing in Latin America

    16 January 2013
    Article

    A special issue of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies introducing a previously under-explored geographic region into the emerging land grab literature. Available for free till end of May.

  4. Peoples Conference model of inclusion offers only path forward on climate change

    14 May 2010
    Article

    The Peoples' conference on climate change showed that a global movement, much larger than anyone imagined and with firm proposals, has coalesced and gathered strength

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    Bachelet refuses to budge in Washington

    Roger Burbach
    09 June 2006
    Article
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  8. Why failing to include investment issues at WTO should be celebrated

    13 December 2017
    Press release

    A push by 39 WTO members, including China, Russia, the EU, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico to reintroduce formal discussions on investment facilitation at the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial conference has failed.

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    Caracas/Cochabamba

    Tariq Ali
    21 June 2007
    Article
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    Filming Fidel

    Saul Landau
    01 August 2007
    Article
  11. Pachakuti: Indigenous perspectives, degrowth and ecosocialism

    Bob Thomson
    22 October 2010
    Article

    We have to talk to, learn from and support the indigenous movements which have inserted ecosocialist and degrowth like concepts into the formal constitutions, as in the states of Bolivia and Ecuadorian.

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    A 1968 film diary with Fidel – Part 1

    Saul Landau
    01 December 2006
    Article
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    Drugs and Latin America: related websites and documents

    Drugs and Democracy
    06 December 2005
    Article

    Useful web resources on Drugs and Latin America

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    EU-CAN International Seminar

    31 May 2007 - Event
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    Ecuador’s Leftist New Leader Sizes Up the U.S.

    Roger Burbach
    06 March 2007
    Article
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    Latin America-EU

    Julio Godoy
    12 May 2006
    Article
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    Water: a common good, public management, and alternatives

    09 October 2009
    Multi-media

    Water justice activists gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia in August 2008 to envision just and sustainable models of water stewardship and to build alliances that will bring these visions to fruition. A compelling visual insight into a dynamic international movement building practical alternatives to privatization.

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