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What will the Trump presidency mean for Latin America?
There has been no overarching ‘Latin America’ policy under the outgoing administration. This overall situation will largely remain the same under the Trump administration.
India aggressively pursuing trade prospects with LAC
India is aggressively pursuing trade prospects with Latin American Countries (LAC) as the engagement with these countries have gained further momentum with recent developments that have taken place.
Interview: Regional integration more urgent for LatAm to face rise of "mega-blocs"
Emerging giant trade blocs around the world make it "more urgent" than ever for Latin American countries to achieve regional integration and compete, a United Nations officer has told Xinhua in a recent interview.
Why mining corporations love trade deals
From the salmon-spawning waters of Alaska to the cloud forests of Ecuador, communities are standing up to mining projects that threaten their health, environment, and livelihoods.
Civil society in Latin America campaigns against Trans-Pacific Partnership
Civil society organisations from Chile, Mexico and Peru are pressing their legislatures and those of other countries not to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
TPP: Integration or finance and profit?
The last ten years have left in our America important elements for reflecting on continental integration, and respecting the recent agreement of the Transpacific Economic Partnership (TPP), which has 12 state parties.
Indigenous Peoples’ land and resource rights in Latin America
The impacts of free trade agreements.
South America forms alternative to free trade kangaroo courts
Experts from UNASUR met in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo in order to finalize and sign agreements regarding the proposed center for investigation of international settlement dispute cases.
Latin American Parliament supports Ecuador against US oil company
The resolution calls for an international forum on the implementation of measures to better protect the rights of sovereign countries from exploitative multinationals.
Ten years after the defeat of the free trade area of the Americas (FTAA) – lessons for current struggles
This month marks the tenth anniversary of the defeat of the FTAA. What can we learn from that victory and the subsequent corporate counter-offensive in Latin America for our current global struggles against free trade and corporate power?
Open letter to the governments of EU-CELAC
Statement from diverse collectives and organizations from Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting in Brussels around the Days of Mobilization for Peoples Sovereignty against TNC Corporate power and the Architecture of Impunity established through Free Trade and Investment Treaties, during the second EU-CELAC summit.
Counter-summit: Trade relations between European Union and Latin America
Under the title "Days of Mobilization: Reclaiming Peoples’ Sovereignty against the Corporate-led Trade and Investment Architecture" a counter summit is taking place with many activities on 8 - 10 June 2015, right before the official EU-CELAC-Summit hosted in Brussels this year (10 - 11 June 2015).
China is a “major driver” of environmental degradation in Latin America
China’s increased trade and investment in Latin America over the past decade has resulted in powerful social and environmental impacts such as job losses and pollution.
Ecuador urges Korea to begin trade negotiations
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino Thursday urged Korea to take steps toward a comprehensive economic partnership agreement with his country as soon as possible.
The current economic crisis presents an opportunity for Latin American Integration
The global financial crisis which persists since 2008 and chiefly impacts the United States and Europe presents an opportunity for Latin America to strengthen its internal markets and develop an integrated economy, says Faustino Cobarrubia, an expert at the Centre for Research on the Global Economy (CIEM), Cuba.
US mulls wider trade pact with Latin America
The United States is exploring the idea of setting up a wider regional trade pact with Latin America, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Dec. 15.
ICSID and Latin America: Criticisms, withdrawals and regional alternatives
Latin American states are the only ones in the world that have decided to withdraw from the ICSID Convention. It is also the only region in the world considering the necessity to find an alternative to ICSID mechanism.
Regional cooperation or ‘free trade’?
Ché Guevara once summarized “free trade” between the imperialist and underdeveloped countries as a “free fox among free chickens.”
New Canadian strategy for Americas expected
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is poised to unveil a reinvigoration of his government’s muddled Americas strategy when he meets with hemispheric leaders next month.