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Manuel Pérez Rocha

Manuel Pérez Rocha is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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Corporations Should Not Have the Power to Undermine Global Efforts to Vaccinate People

Even if governments agree to suspend patent protections for vaccines, corporations can fight back with expensive lawsuits.

Manuel Pérez Rocha ·


Biden's Top Trade Official Should Work to Protect Governments From the Rising Number of Corporate Lawsuits

In 2020, foreign investors filed at least 51 known cases demanding huge sums from governments struggling to fight a historic pandemic.

Manuel Pérez Rocha ·


Corporate Lawsuits Could Devastate Poor Countries Grappling With COVID-19

Wealthy corporations may use trade courts to keep public health measures from cutting into their profits.

Manuel Pérez Rocha ·


We Need a Progressive Alternative on Trade—and NAFTA 2.0 Isn’t It

Here’s what a progressive trade agenda that actually protects people and planet would actually look like.

Manuel Pérez Rocha ·


What Kind of Trade Policy Should Progressives Support?

NAFTA 2.0 simply locks in existing drives toward ecological collapse and social inequality. A better deal would put people—and nature—first

Ethan Earle ·


AMLO Goes Full Throttle Against Neoliberalism—But What About NAFTA?

Mexico’s first left-wing president gave a fiery inaugural speech against neoliberalism in Mexico. But he barely mentioned NAFTA.

Manuel Pérez Rocha ·


Standing Before Congress, Pope Francis Calls Out the ‘Industry of Death’

In his speech to U.S. lawmakers, the "People's pope" condemned the arms trade, war profiteering, and even the war on terror itself.

Phyllis Bennis ·


What “Free Trade” Has Done to Central America

Warnings about the human and environmental costs of “free trade” went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

Manuel Pérez Rocha ·

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