Few areas more sharply define the difference between right and left in Latin America than trade policy. Where leftist governments fought fiercely over the last 15 years to slow and reverse years of unfavorable free trade agreements promoted by the U.S., the region’s right seems just as committed to rekindling that agenda by signing on to massive deals like the Trans Pacific Partnership. Will they succeed? And what are the likely effects – for capital, for labor, for social movements, and for populations at large? This panel brings contributors from NACLA’s Report on the Americas magazine fall issue together with activists on the front lines of social movement struggles to promote trade policy that is fair, and just.
Ana Romero Cano (Executive Director, Red Peruana por una Globalizacion con Equidad)
Sarah Stephens (Executive Director, Center for Democracy in the Americas)
Alejandro Villamar (Convergencia #MexicoMejorSinTPP)
David Rosnick (Center for Economic and Policy Research)
Moderator: Tom Kruse (North American Congress on Latin America)
Co-sponsored by the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) and Urban Democracy Lab