Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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Oiled Again

Free trade agreement threatens Costa Rican environmental protections.

Bush’s Uneasy Mexican Visita

On the tenth anniversary of the Zapatista uprising, President Bush encounters an unruly Latin America.

The Trouble With CAFTA

A ratified CAFTA would represent a clear blow to poor and working people in the Americas. But that outcome is anything but certain.

Miami’s Trade Troubles

Contrary to the Bush Administration's spin, the Free Trade Area of the Americas met defeat in militarized Miami.

Against the God of Free Trade

The Free Trade Area of the Americas meets the Other Catholicism.

True Gold of Our Future

Costa Ricans say 'No!' to oil exploration companies.

Changing Seasons in El Salvador’s Battle Against Privatization

Protests resume after the government rolls back popular gains.

Pay or Die

Salvadoran health care workers battle privatization.

CAFTA: Free Trade vs. Democracy

CAFTA provides a perfect example of a “free trade” agreement that actually undermines democratic freedoms.

Guatemala: Between Justice and Terror

Resurgent death squads hamper genocide trials.