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Guatemalan Union Leader Murdered

GUATEMALA CITY – The leader of the union representing employees of the Guatemalan immigration service was found murdered inside his home in the capital, authorities said Monday.

Juan Fidel Pacheco’s body was discovered last Saturday night by a friend of the family, police said in a report.

The body bore signs of torture and several stab wounds, according to the report.

Guatemala’s national ombud, Sergio Morales, told reporters that Pacheco filed a report with his office last Friday about an alleged migrant-trafficking operation in Central America.

Pacheco, who spent more than two decades in the immigration service, had a criminal record for forging passports and was accused in 2005 of providing phony documents for anti-Castro militant Luis Posadas Carriles, accused in the deadly 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner.

An official of the CGTC labor federation, Jose Pinzon, condemned Pacheco’s murder and demanded a thorough investigation.

Forty-six Guatemalan union leaders have been slain since 2007 and the majority of the killings have gone unpunished, Pinzon said. EFE
 

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