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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 07:59 PM
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Breaking....Top union leader shot dead in Honduras


http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN243479...

Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:13pm EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, April 24 (Reuters) - Masked gunmen killed the leader of Honduras' largest union group in an attack authorities said was a robbery attempt, but fellow unionists said she was targeted because of her job.

Rosa Fuentes, the head of the country's largest labor federation, was shot late on Wednesday after a carful of six armed men wearing ski-masks smashed into the back of her car, police spokesman Hector Mejia told Reuters.

Fuentes and the driver of the car died at the scene and another union leader died en route to the hospital.

Police said the attack was an attempted robbery by gang members. The attackers fled when another car pulled up, leaving without some $4,000 Fuentes had with her.

But fellow union members said Fuentes, whose CTH federation groups manufacturing unions with banana workers and civil servants, was killed because of her work.


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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 08:02 PM
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1. Since The Police Certainly Did It, Sir
They must know what the motive was....

Terrible thing.
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 08:12 PM
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2. so these armed gunmen shoot down 3 union members and are scared off
by another car and leave $4,000 behind? not likely!!
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 08:32 PM
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3. Where's Negroponte? (n/t)
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razors edge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 09:49 PM
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4. Attempted robbery? I say
successful robbery, they stole the hopes of many.
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