Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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Against the God of Free Trade

The Free Trade Area of the Americas meets the Other Catholicism.
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True Gold of Our Future

Costa Ricans say 'No!' to oil exploration companies.
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Changing Seasons in El Salvador’s Battle Against Privatization

Protests resume after the government rolls back popular gains.
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Pay or Die

Salvadoran health care workers battle privatization.
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CAFTA: Free Trade vs. Democracy

CAFTA provides a perfect example of a “free trade” agreement that actually undermines democratic freedoms.
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Guatemala: Between Justice and Terror

Resurgent death squads hamper genocide trials.
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Public Costs, Private Gains: Enron in Guatemala

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Basta NAFTA y CAFTA!

Reflections on Romero Day in El Salvador.
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Guatemala: Testimony of the Dead

Former dictators brought to justice by their victims.
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Brewing Poverty and Violence in El Salvador

While President Bush has emphasized US aid to developing countries, the Salvadoran experience shows how the economic policies he is promoting on his Latin American tour work to deepen poverty and impede progress toward human rights.