HSA Bulletin March 9, 2009

1. International Women’s Day is commemorated in the hemisphere 2. Study reveals impacts of Intellectual Property agreements in developing countries 3. Activists request international support for the Referendum on Water in Colombia 4. Parliament votes to abolish the Amnesty Law in Uruguay 5. Economic crisis, threats and purchasing power on the union agenda in the hemisphere 6. This Sunday 15th March, El Salvador will elect a president 7. Venezuela expropriates Cargill and initiates state control of foods. 8. Peruvian social organizations reject the Complementary Agreement with Chile 9. Dow Jones falls to levels of 11 years ago and the crisis strikes the ethanol industry in the United States.   read more