Guatemala: Trade unionists and political activists targeted under the new government
Since the government of Jorge Serrano Elias took office in January 1991, Amnesty International has been seriously concerned about a renewed wave of human rights violations against popular movements in Guatemala. Trade unionists and members of popular movements have been threatened, intimidated, abducted, tortured and even killed. In recent weeks, many leaders of different organizations have been threatened and put under surveillance: several have had to leave the country. Individual cases are cited in this report. They include Dinora Jose Perez Valdez, assassinated in April 1991 and members of groups such as the Fundacion de Proyectos del area rural para Guatemala (FUNDAGUA), Rural Projects Foundation for Guatemala and others.