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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:01 PM

Colombia union president survives assassination attempt .

Colombia union president survives assassination attempt .
Monday, 25 February 2013 06:40 Olle Ohlsen Pettersson

The president of one of Colombia's largest unions on Sunday survived an assassination attempt in the country's third largest city, Cali.

According to Colombia’s Interior Ministry, Luis Miguel Morantes, the president of Colombia’s confederation of workers (CTC), and Adolfo Devia Paz were the victims of a failed assassination attempt. According to a press release from the interior ministry, the union heads survived thanks to quick reactions from their armored guards.

“None were injured and they [security guards] were able to repel the attack," said the ministry. The vehicle assigned to the union president, however, was "hit by two guns,” according to the press release.

The Colombian government condemned the attack and again promised that protecting union members was a top priority.


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