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The mission included International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) representative Alex Praça and PSI union leaders from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and the United States.
Otto Pérez Molina, the President of Guatemala, acknowledged in the meeting with our delegation that: “It is very shameful for us that our country is the most dangerous country in the world for trade unionists.”
Our delegation told President Pérez Molina and his top ministers that our trade unions are deeply concerned that there have been at least 58 cases of trade unionists assassinated in Guatemala in recent years, yet not a single person has been brought to justice.
Members of PSI’s affiliate, the National Health Workers’ Union of Guatemala (SNTSG), have been specifically targeted.
Read the full story on the ITUC Equal Times blog: http://www.equaltimes.org/blogs/workers-in-guatemala-must-be-protected-w...