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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-26-08 10:27 PM
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31. Colombia: Trade union leader disappears
Brussels, 25 April 2008 : The ITUC has expressed its outrage and firm condemnation following the disappearance of Guillermo Rivera Fuquene, President of the Public Servants Union of Bogota (SINSRVPUB), affiliated to the CTC Colombia, and a civil servant in the Colombian Comptrollers office. This is the latest in a long line of daily violations of fundamental workers rights in Colombia.

Rivera Fuquene disappeared on 22 April at 6.30 in the morning in the El Tunal district as he was leaving his house to take his young daughter to school. This event, which has taken place against a background of harassment, threats and attacks against trade union leaders, firmly belies the claims by the government of President Uribe that the situation of workers and trade union activists in Colombia is improving ...
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