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Ecuador - Protests Against Free Trade Reach Critical Juncture

The Ecuadorian government declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, March 21 after countrywide protests and roadblocks led by indigenous peasants intensified.

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Cyril Mychalejko
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Indigenous Resistance in Brazil against paper pulp producer

Last week, the movement of the landless workers in Brazil made a major stride in taking over land that was held by the largest paper pulp producer, Aracruz.

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Abraham Thomas, Bangalore
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Groups Decry Impact Of IP And Health Terms In US Trade Agreements

WASHINGTON, DC - Public health activists are condemning recent terms agreed to by Colombia, Peru and Central American countries in bilateral trade negotiations with the United States, that bind those countries to offer patent protections that exceed standards in multilateral agreements. The groups now are hoping for a more favourable outcome in two sets of negotiations currently underway between the United States and countries that have been ravaged by the HIV/AIDS virus - Thailand and the countries of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU).

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Martin Vaughan for Intellectual Property Watch
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Special issue of "Contact" on People's Health Assembly 2

It is an enormous satisfaction for the People’s Heath Movement (PHM) to present this special issue dedicated to the second People’s Health Assembly (PHA2), held in July 2005 in Cuenca, Ecuador.

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Claudio Schuftan
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HIV/AIDS: An Emergency that Demands an Integrated Analysis

From the beginning of the AIDS pandemic, the primary concept for understanding the epidemiology of HIV infection, and particularly for explaining its rapid dissemination and high prevalence rates, has been individual behavior, whether implicitly or explicitly stated.

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Dr. Arturo Quizhpe P., Coordinador MSPL
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Second People's Health Assembly in Cuenca; Health activists call for movement to "Heal the Planet!"

Satya Sivaraman

Geneva, 18 May 2005

The launch of an alternative world health report and the beginning of a global campaign for health as a fundamental human right will form the highlights of the second People's Health Assembly in Cuenca, Ecuador from 17-22 July 2005.

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Satya Sivaraman
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