From Public Services Internationalhttp://www.world-psi.org/en/starting-point-justice-guatemala
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A high-level international delegation of trade union leaders has gained a commitment from Guatemala’s President that he will publicly speak out about the need to respect and protect the lives of union members and to recognize the crucial role of public service workers in forming a democratic society.
President Otto Pérez Molina acknowledged that, “It is very shameful for us that our country is the most dangerous country in the world for trade unionists today.”
By: Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5
Guatemalan labor leader Amancio Samuel Villatoro, who was abducted by the military during his country's 36-year civil war, was confirmed to have been executed only 15 years later. Details of his death were found in a logbook dubbed the "death squad dossier" by the Washington-based National Security Archive, which is run by scholars and reporters. (Photo from the National Security Archive)
MANILA, Philippines -- Guatemalan labor leader Amancio Samuel Villatoro was wearing Levi’s when he was executed by the army in March 1984. But his family didn’t know it.
By LORENA SANTOS*Bulatlat.com
It was a year ago when someone posted a link on my facebook about a desaparecido in Guatemala that was exhumed in a former military camp and was initially identified due to the pieces of Levi’s jeans that was worn by the victim more than 20 years ago. I found the story interesting. My father, Leo Velasco, is also a desaparecido since 2007.
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Growing movement decries Philippine President's failure to address the widespread poverty, corruption and human rights abuses during his State of the Nation Address (SONA).
By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISONAuthor
Warmest greetings of solidarity!
I thank all of you for attending this book launch. I thank Prof. Luis V. Teodoro, Chair of Aklat ng Bayan for welcoming you earlier through his representative Prof. Noli Queaño. I thank Ruth de Leon, Issa D. Palo, Levie Ebio, Joel Celestial and the other organizers for realizing this event.
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