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Guatemalan Union Activist Murdered in Front of His Home

Mynor Rolando Ramos Castillo, a municipal worker in Jalapa, a city in southeast Guatemala, was shot and killed in front of his home over the weekend. His family detained the killer and turned him into the police. The killer confessed to accepting the hit for 1,500 quetzales (roughly $195). Ramos Castillo was a union activist… [READ MORE]

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“Citizens deserve the dignity that comes when one’s rights are respected … It is vital that the United States and all nations recognize that the path to human dignity is built on democracy and justice,” writes Solidarity Center Executive Director Shawna Bader-Blau, together with Freedom House President Mark P. Lagon, on United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16.−… [READ MORE]

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