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Guatemala Mourns Another Trade Union Leader

Author: US Labor Education in the Americas Project (USLEAP), Published on: 30 October 2009

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 Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement with over forty labor and campesino activists murdered in the past few years...Gálvez was a well-respected unionist who led the efforts against labor violations by the companies DEOCSA and DEORSA, subsidiaries of...Union FENOSA.

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Related companies: Unión Fenosa (now Gas Natural)