Guatemala: Intl. Trade Union Confederation condemns killing of young construction unionist in Quetzaltenango
ITUC, 14 Jan 2014

ILO Committee on Freedom of Association draws special attention on serious labour right issues in Guatemala, Colombia and Venezuela
Department of Communication and Public Information, ILO, 24 Jun 2013

ITUC campaign in defence of the freedom of association in Guatemala
IndustriALL, 25 Jan 2013

Guatemala: Banana Union leader killed "in the midst of a battle" waged by the union against Del Monte's subsidiary Bandegua
Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), 10 Feb 2012

Guatemala: Coca-Cola Co. Denies Involvement in Murder and Rape, Blames "U.S. Judicial System"
Eric Michael Johnson, Huffington Post, 11 Mar 2010

Guatemala: Coca-Cola Hit with New Charges of Murder, Rape, Torture
Grassroots Net, 1 Mar 2010

Coca-Cola sued in US by Guatemalans over anti-union violence including death threats & killings
Partricia Hurtado, Bloomberg, 27 Feb 2010

Guatemala: Trade union leader Víctor Gálvez murdered - had denounced labour abuses by subsidiaries of company, Union Fenosa
US Labor Education in the Americas Project (USLEAP), 30 Oct 2009

Guatemala: Trades unionists call for protection for bishop after death threats 
George Conger, Religious Intelligence, 14 Apr 2008
- Bishop had been supporting for landless peasants and Indians who had protested the issuance of mining permits to a Goldcorp

Guatemala: Rape of girl on coffee farm, allegedly as part of trade union repression, clouds CAFTA negotiations
Frank Jack Daniel, Reuters, 29 Jul 2004

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29 July 2004

Guatemala farm rape clouds free trade debate

Author: Frank Jack Daniel, Reuters

[Guatemala] The 15-year-old told police she was washing clothes with her younger brother on the Maria Lourdes farm in southern Guatemala on July 6 when they were attacked by masked gunmen, who beat them both and raped her...Amnesty International says...

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14 April 2008

Trades unionists call for protection for bishop [Guatemala]

Author: George Conger, Religious Intelligence

Trade union activists have called upon the government of Guatemala to protect…Mgr Álvaro Ramazzini, the Bishop of San Marcos, [who] has been warned that he will be killed unless he withdraws his support for landless peasants (campesinos) and Indians...

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30 October 2009

Guatemala Mourns Another Trade Union Leader

Author: US Labor Education in the Americas Project (USLEAP)

On October 25, 2009, Guatemalan trade union leader Víctor Gálvez was gunned down...Gálvez was a community leader and a member of the natural resources protection and resistance front...The situation in Guatemala has worsened since the passing of the...

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2 November 2009
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Author: Radio Vaticano

...Monseñor Álvaro Ramazzini, obispo de San Marcos...denunció el vil asesinato del defensor de los derechos humanos, Víctor Gálvez, que tuvo lugar hace una semana en su diócesis...Gálvez había denunciado algunas irregularidades e injusticias en una...

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27 February 2010

Coca-Cola Sued in U.S. by Guatemalans Over Anti-Union Violence

Author: Patricia Hurtado, Bloomberg

Coca-Cola Co. was sued by Guatemalan workers who say they endured a “campaign of violence” by people working on behalf of bottling and processing plants Coke owns or owned there after they engaged in union activities. …Kerry Kerr, a spokeswoman for...

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1 March 2010

Coca-Cola Hit with New Charges of Murder, Rape, Torture [Guatemala]

Author: Grassroots Netroots Alliance

On February 25, 2010 a lawsuit was filed on behalf of eight plaintiffs in the Supreme Court of the State of New York against The Coca-Cola Co. and Coke processing and bottling plants in Guatemala. This case involves charges of murder, rape and torture....

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11 March 2010

Coca-Cola Co. Denies Involvement in Murder and Rape, Blames "U.S. Judicial System" [Guatemala]

Author: Eric Michael Johnson, Huffington Post

The case…alleges that a subsidiary of Coca-Cola based in Guatemala City...engaged in terror tactics against the families of Palacios and Jose Alberto Vicente Chavez because of their union activities. The plaintiffs allege that they were targeted with...

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8 June 2011
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Author: Confederación Sindical Internacional

Según la información recibida por la CSI, a pesar de las prohibiciones emitidas por el Juez de no poder despedir a ningún trabajador, TOMZA inició los despidos el 28 de mayo, llegando a despedir un total de 12 trabajadores. [Invitamos a Grupo Tomza a...

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9 February 2012
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Author: CSA-CSI

La Confederación Sindical Internacional…[denuncia]…el asesinato de Miguel Ángel González Ramírez, afiliado a SITRBI…en Izabal…[El] asesinato ocurre en medio del reclamo y gestiones del SITRABI ante la compañía BANDEGUA, subsidiaria de Del Monte, por el...

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10 February 2012

Banana Union Target of Deadly Repression in Guatemala

Author: ITUC-CSI

Miguel Angel González Ramírez, a member of the Izabal banana workers' union SITRABI, was killed on 5 February. He was shot several times whilst carrying his young child in his arms...The murder took place in the midst of a battle being waged by SITRABI...

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