Manuel Pérez Rocha

Foreign Policy In Focus contributor Manuel Pérez Rocha is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 8:51am
NAFTA at 20: A Model for Corporate Rule
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Friday, March 15, 2013 - 9:42am
NAFTA at 20: The New Spin
Only a few years ago, analysts were warning that Mexico was at risk of becoming a “ failed state .” These days, the Mexican government appears to be doing a much better PR job.
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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 9:29am
Facing the Threat of the Trans-Pacific Treaty
A 16th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is underway in Singapore this week. Canada and Mexico join the nine other TPP countries for the second time since the U.S. government invited its NAFTA partners to join late last year.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 2:12pm
Don't Expand NAFTA: A Warning Against TPP
The United States recently announced that Canada and Mexico will join negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a secretive U.S.-led multinational trade and investment agreement currently being negotiated with eight other countries in the Pacific Rim region.
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Friday, March 25, 2011 - 10:21am
Obama in Latin America: Another Missed Opportunity
U.S. President Barack Obama’s most audacious phrase during his trip to Latin America that ended this week was "We are all Americans. Todos somos Americanos ." The phrase seemed designed to provoke rants from the right wing in the United States. But in fact, the right wing and the mainstream media largely overlooked Obama's tour.
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Friday, February 4, 2011 - 2:01pm
We Need to Rethink, Not Rearm NAFTA
U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet in Washington today amid calls in the United States for tougher security on the northern border. Suggestions in the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the 49 th parallel is an unruly ‘no man's land' threatening the American people, and that Canadians should need visas to enter the United States prompted the meeting.
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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 12:12pm
How about Saving all the Miners?
Remember the joy shared by millions around the world as we watched as the Chilean miners were rescued one by one? Celebrating their survival made me wish that the global mining industry could find itself in the spotlight too, with lights glaring at each aspect of its destructiveness and criminality.
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Monday, July 19, 2010 - 11:45am
Misguided US Economic Policies Drive Many Mexicans to Cross Border
President Barack Obama did the right thing by supporting comprehensive immigration reform that would place millions of undocumented workers on the path to citizenship. Obama even went a step further, suing the state of Arizona for its unconstitutional and racially profiling immigration law. That law would punish and divide families, many of whose members have worked years for this country.
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Friday, October 30, 2009 - 8:59am
More Than Backpedaling on NAFTA
A bizarre meeting on the "Future of North America" was scheduled to take place on November 2 and 3. Members of the newly created, self-appointed " Commission on North American Prosperity " would have gathered in Toronto. Amazingly, the meeting was considered a "summit," even though none of the presidents slated to lead it are sitting presidents. There was George H.W.
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Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 9:06am
A Violent Mexican “Independence” Day
Throughout Mexican modern history, millions have gathered in the country's central squares every year on the eve of our Independence Day, September 16, to give out the traditional "shout" of independence. This year, the celebration turned into tragedy in the city of Morelia, when two hand grenades thrown into the crowed killed seven civilians and wounded dozens, adding to the rampant violence that increasingly permeates Mexican society.
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