The Plan Puebla Panama (PPP) was formally announced in 2001 with the goal of bringing industrial development to the so-called “backward south” of Mexico and Central America and to promote Mesoamerican regional integration. Over the past five years vast resources have created, extended and modernized transportation and energy infrastructure with transnational corporations and ‘free trade’ (CAFTA) as the primary beneficiaries. Opposition by communities to these mega projects has meant governments have started to ‘hide’ PPP projects, making people believe the PPP has died a quiet death. This is far from the truth. The number of projects included in the PPP continues to grow. The GTCI (Collective Working Group of the Isthmus), UCIZONI Association of Indigenous Communities of the Northern Zone of the Tehuantepec Isthmus), Oaxaca, Mexico and the DataCenter worked together to write this document, available in both English and Spanish.
Download an excerpt of Plan Puebla Panama (10 pages, PDF, 2006)
Plan Puebla Panama: Battle of the Future of the Mesoamericas (2004)
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