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  1. Beware of European incursions

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    10 March 2022
    Article

    “Electricity should be owned by the people”, declared Bernd Lange, the chair of the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade (INTA), during a recent visit to the Mexican Senate. But this should also apply to other energy and natural resources. The “modernization” of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Mexico raises great concerns, because it may result in a greater surrender of sovereignty and shows many shortcomings in environmental protection. 

  2. Transnational Corporations and Free Trade in Mexico

    • Martín Álvarez-Mullaly, Iñaki Barcena, Lucía Bárcena, Lucía Benavides, Lorenzo Bozada, Cristina Caldera, Alan Carmona, Refugio Choreño, Peter Clausing, Thomas Dürmeier, Sofía Enciso, Graciela González, Ralf Häußler, Julisa Hernández, Fabiola Lara, Martin Mantxo, Julia Martí, Cindy McCulligh, Alejandra Méndez Serrano, Laura Méndez Rivas, Rocío Montaño, Bettina Müller, Cecilia Olivet, Mercedes Páramo, Mayra Peña Contreras, Manuel Pérez-Rocha, Olivier Petitjean, Federico Pohls Fuentevilla, Alejandra Ramírez Varela, Patricia Rendón, Giovanna Segura, Sabrina Spitznagel, Mónica Vargas, Oswaldo Villegas, the teams from Taula per Mèxic, the teams from Multiwatch, the offices of MEP Leïla Chaibi, the offices of Senator Patricia Torres Ray (Minnesota, USA)
    11 October 2021
    Report

    This report examines how, in the past 30 years, Mexico has become one of the main industrial paradises on the planet. Find out in which ways the country serves as one of the most advanced laboratories for free trade and deregulation. 

  3. Risks for Mexico in the Renegotiation of its FTA with the European Union

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    10 August 2021
    Article

    To end neoliberalism and defend energy resources, the present government of Andres Manuel López Obrador must step up and avoid at all costs the inclusion of supranational arbitration mechanisms in a renegotiated FTA with the European Union (EU-Mexico FTA), and ensure that European transnational corporations are made accountable for human rights violations in Mexico.

  4. Unmasked: Corporate rights in the renewed Mexico-EU FTA

    • Cecilia Olivet, Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    13 June 2016
    Report

    The EU and Mexico launch negotiations for a ‘modernised’ Free Trade Agreement. A key feature is the investment protection chapter which grants major multinational companies in Mexico and the EU the exclusive right to challenge democratic decisions taken by States, even when they were taken in the public interest. The report outlines six reasons of major concern.

  5. The Moral Case Against the TPP

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    14 October 2015
    Article

    The TPP doesn't just put jobs at risk. It rewrites the rules of business for big corporations — just ask Pope Francis.

  6. Peoples Sovereignty vs. Impunity Inc.

    Peoples Sovereignty vs Impunity Inc.

    • Diana Aguiar, Joanna Cabello, Manuel Pérez-Rocha, Tamra Gilbertson, Erin Callary, Godwin Uyi Ojo, Martin Mantxo, Mónica Vargas, Marcela Vechionne, Pablo Fajardo, Richard Girard
    07 July 2015
    Report

    In eight articles various cases are presened that aim to serve as tools of action for activists to use in their fight for justice against the systematic violation of human rights and other crimes committed by transnational corporations.

  7. TTIP Why the Rest of the World should Beware

    • Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    03 June 2015
    Paper

    Why should human rights, environmental and consumer advocate organizations all over the world that are working toward a world different from the corporate-led neoliberal dogma, pay special attention to TTIP?

  8. NAFTA’s 20 Years of Unfulfilled Promises

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    07 January 2014
    Article

    Twenty years after it took effect, NAFTA has failed the vast majority of Mexicans.

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    Video: What is wrong with Bilateral Investment Treaties?

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    24 August 2012
    Multi-media

    Who benefits from BITS, and who pays the price?

     
  10. Another missed opportunity

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    31 March 2011
    Article

    Obama's trip to Latin America: about gaining economic advantages, ignoring historical and recent diplomatic interferences and strategically placed critisism.

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    Military Force Isn't the Answer in Mexico's Drug Wars

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    11 November 2010
    Article

    Mexicans don't want the current ill conceived war on drugs. It is fought with disregard to the high costs in terms of human rights and lives and mistakenly portrayed as 'courageous'.

  12. How about Saving all the Miners

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    10 November 2010
    Article

    The unprecedented global media attention drawn by the Chilean mining story needs to look at the bigger picture - the criminal practices of the global mining industry.

  13. Don't Celebrate Mexico's Independence...Yet

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    16 September 2010
    Article

    It is the 200th anniversary of Mexico's independence and the 100th anniversary of its revolution. But the celebrations taking place this week are premature.

  14. Mining for El Salvador's Gold... In Washington

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    19 August 2010
    Article

    An international tribunal gives the green light to a lawsuit brought by two companies attempting to overcome strong public and government resistance to their destructive gold mining.

  15. Misguided U.S. economic policies drive many Mexicans to come here

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    04 August 2010
    Article

    Most immigrants would prefer to stay at home with their families and live their own culture, eat their own food, and listen to their own music.

  16. Calderon's Visit to Washington

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    26 May 2010
    Article

    The Mexican president was reassured of President Obama's sympathy regarding drug-related gun crime and harsh Arizona anti-immigration laws, but neither gave much attention to the plight of Mexican workers still suffering the economic violence of NAFTA and human rights abuses of the Mexican state.

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    Latin America: C-

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    17 February 2010
    Article

    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.

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    The struggle of electricians in Mexico goes on (Part 2, final)

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    14 January 2010
    Article

    Behind the shutdown of the Mexico's Central Power and Lighting Company is Calderón's obligation to fulfill his commitments with foreign corporations.

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    The struggle of electrical workers in Mexico goes on (Part I)

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    15 December 2009
    Article

    Despite the growing poverty and unemployment in Mexico, the current government insists on continuing the failed process of “structural reforms” by dismantling the nation's energy industry.

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    More Than Backpedaling on NAFTA

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    29 October 2009
    Article

    Obama has not just backpedaled from his campaign commitments to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He has ended up expanding the accord which will remove even more checks and balances on the exchange of capital, services, and goods.

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