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Guatemala: Threats and intimidation/Fear for safety

, Index number: AMR 34/005/2002

Romeldo Peña Cruz, the General Secretary of the Puerto Barrios municipal workers' union, publicly accused the mayor of Puerto Barrios of violating municipal workers' labour rights, and has also alleged that municipal officials are corrupt. He and members of his union have since received death threats which they believe have come from a gang of petty criminals allegedly linked to the municipal authorities and the local mayor.

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