Guatemala farm rape clouds free trade debate

Author: Frank Jack Daniel, Reuters, Published on: 29 July 2004

[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 the rape was a warning to dissuade union members from pushing for compensation from the farm owners and U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, called the anti-union atmosphere in Guatemala unacceptable.

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