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Manuel Pérez Rocha

Manuel Pérez Rocha

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

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Neoliberal Investor-State System Is a Threat to Democracy and Planet

We're seeing rich countries move away from investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms while intending to keep imposing this system on developing countries.

Manuel Pérez Rocha ·


Latin American Leaders Should Stand Up for People, Not American Neoliberalism

As leaders gather in Los Angeles, a reflection on the past two decades of battles against neoliberalism and for a more just and equitable alternative in the Americas.

Manuel Pérez Rocha ·


Missing From the Climate Talks: Corporate Powers to Sue Governments That Limit Pollution

Allowing extractive industries to file expensive lawsuits over environmental regulations could undermine whatever agreements might be reached at COP26 in Glasgow.

Manuel Pérez Rocha ·


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 ·

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