Nadia Martinez is supporting the efforts of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (SEEN) to stop public financing for oil, gas and mining projects in the developing world. Her focus is in Latin America, where she works with local civil society groups, including environmental, development, human rights, and indigenous organizations.

Nadia holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the American University in Washington D.C. She was born and raised in Panama. Before joining IPS, she worked at the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress in San José, Costa Rica.

Nadia has written numerous reports, articles and op-eds, which have appeared in publications such as the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, the Long-Worth Star Telegram, the Detroit Free Press, the New Internationalist, Red Pepper Magazine, and others. She appears regularly on radio and television.


New Mural Commemorates a Tragedy Turned Legacy of Activism in Chile, and Beyond

Three days after a then-17-year-old Francisco took the original Polaroid snapshot upon which this new portrait is based, Orlando was dead — assassinated, blown up by a remote-control bomb planted in his Chevrolet.

Respecting Our Neighbors to the South

For years, the U.S. imposed authoritarian leaders and corporate-friendly policies on Latin American countries. Now they are setting their own path.

Politica Energetica en America Latina: Presente Y Futuro

Crticas Y Propuestas de los Pueblos

Siesta time for the World Bank

The problem with the World Bank is much bigger than Paul Wolfowitz.

Democracy Rising

Grassroots movements change the face of power.

Adios, World Bank!

Latin America leads the way out of the global debt machine.

Dealing with Ortega

In what seems like a case of Cold War blues, U.S. officials had unsuccessfully attempted to sway the elections in favor of Mr. Ortega’s opponents. The meddling backfired, however.

Mexican Election Could Lead to Immigration Shift

This op-ed ran in the Baltimore Sun on June 30, 2006.

Free trade fails Latin America

Costa Rica is making headlines for a dead-heat election.

Bolivia: Moving to the Left

The election of Bolivia’s new president is a powerful symbol of the growing resistance throughout Latin America to U.S.-led economic programs.

Breaking the U.S. Oil Addiction

Bush’s proposal on oil doesn’t go far enough.

Bolivians Send U.S. a Sharp Message

Morales faces the daunting challenge of governing a troubled and bitter nation, where expectations are high and short-term change is difficult to achieve.

Bolivia’s Charge to the Left

Demonizing Morales will not advance our true national interests of promoting freedom and human development. But cheering an independent and democratic Bolivia just might.

The Iglesias Legacy and the IDB’s Future

With annual lending to Latin American countries surpassing $8 billion annually, the IDB has significant influence over the region’s economies.

“Now Taking Applications at the World Bank”

Given that by tradition, the U.S. picks the World Bank president, this is a golden opportunity to help mend some fences and improve the nation’s standing internationally at a time when U.S. popularity is suffering

En Sentido Contrario desde Rio

El Camino del Banco Mundial Hacia La Catastrofe Climatica

Wrong Turn from Rio

The World Bank’s Road to Climate Catastrophe

Destabilizing Investment in the Americas II

The InterAmerican Development Bank Fossil Fuel Financing 1992-2004

Pillars of Power

How the free trade agenda promotes dirty energy.

    Just Security | July 19, 2008

    Respecting Our Neighbors to the South

    YES! Magazine | May 31, 2008

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    The Nation - Editors Cut | July 27, 2007

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    The Asia Times | July 21, 2007

    Democracy Rising

    YES! Magazine | June 1, 2007