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10 December 2001

International Human Rights Day [regarding human rights abuses against trade unionists]

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

The most dangerous country of all for trade unionists however is Colombia...Elsewhere in the world, trade unionists are also facing death or imprisonment and harassment, notably in Guatemala, where death threats are on the increase, South Korea, where...

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10 December 2001

International Human Rights Day [regarding human rights abuses against trade unionists]

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7 December 2001

Maquila Melée: Death threats and plant closings threaten workers rights in Guatemala

Author: Tula Connell, editor of the AFL-CIO magazine [email protected], in In These Times

Just days after a year-long organizing campaign went public at two textile factories outside Guatemala City in July, union supporters were violently attacked and injured at work by a mob wielding rocks, bottles and other makeshift weapons in an...

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1 December 2001

Growing in Unity: Against all the odds, the unions in Latin America’s banana plantations are showing what ‘sustainable development’ might really mean

Author: Alistair Smith, New Internationalist

...In the last three years union leaders and others associated with the banana workers’ campaigns for justice have been killed in Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras and the Philippines.

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1 December 2001

Recent ILRF [International Labor Rights Fund] Cases to Enforce Human Rights Under the ATCA

Author: Terry Collingsworth, Executive Director of International Labor Rights Fund, in ACLU International Civil Liberties Report 2001 [American Civil Liberties Union]

[includes reference to human rights-related cases in U.S. courts against Unocal, ExxonMobil, Coca-Cola, Fresh Del Monte Produce, DynCorp]

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2 October 2001

GUATEMALA: Thousands Of Children Work In High-Risk Conditions

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2 October 2001

GUATEMALA: Thousands Of Children Work In High-Risk Conditions

Author: UN Wire

More than 150,000 Guatemalan children between the ages of 5 and 14 work, 90,000 of them in high-risk conditions, Prensa Libre reports.

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2 October 2001

Maquila workers in Guatemala face accusations of criminal activity

Author: Campaign for Labor Rights

Continued impunity leads to renewal of request for GSP review - Workers fighting for an independent union at the Cimatextiles and Choishin factories in Guatemala are facing accusations of criminal charges as the latest tactic in an on-going anti-union...

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1 October 2001
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Author: Claudia Vásquez, Prensa Libre [Guatemala]

Drama: Alrededor de 150 mil niños guatemaltecos se ganan el sustento diario en las calles y el campo

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21 September 2001

GUATEMALA: Indigenous People Face Discrimination, U.N. Report Says

Author: UN Wire

Indigenous people in Guatemala still face racial, ethnic and cultural discrimination although the country signed a human rights agreement more than seven years ago, the U.N. Verification Mission in the country (MINUGUA) said yesterday in a new report....

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