A recently revived high-level dialogue between the United States and Mexico is one opportunity for tackling international rules giving corporations excessive power.
Labor groups refused to give in after rideshare companies won an anti-worker state ballot initiative last year through a heavily funded disinformation campaign.
Pakistan is the latest country to reject the system that allows private investors to sue governments in international tribunals. But Ecuador is back-tracking and the lawsuits continue to proliferate.
In the face of extractive industries' enormous economic clout, Central Americans are facing increasing displacement and threats to their democratic rights.