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Author: Stephen Leahy, Inter Press Service
A Canadian company [Methanex] will be nearly one billion dollars richer if it becomes the first firm to win a trade challenge against Washington under the investment section of North America's free trade deal, but experts say a victory would deal a...
While the North American Free Trade Agreement serves as a model for most of the new agreements being negotiated, the newer accords are being modified...to deal with parts of the agreement that needed improvement, such as labour and environmental issues...
Author: Mary Robinson, Honorary President of Oxfam International and Executive Director of Ethical Globalization Initiative, in International Herald Tribune
...the problem with the framework proposed by the U.S. government for the FTAA is that it envisages a rules-based regime that would enforce a blueprint for wholesale deregulation of developing country markets while maintaining unfair advantages for U.S...
Author: Sara Martínez Juan, Colaboradora del Grupo de Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador para el Observatorio de la Maquila y Libre Comercio
[DOC] La experiencia mexicana parece poner de manifiesto que las supuestas ventajas de los tratados de libre comercio benefician a pocos individuos y pocas empresas.
Author: Rick Rowden, Action Aid USA and Vicki Gass, Washington Office on Latin America
This briefing paper analyzes the proposed investment provisions in the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and the impact they will have on a government's ability to promote, protect and fulfill people's economic, social and cultural rights. [refers...
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