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Colombia – Trade Unionism Under Threat of Death- Miguel Morantes was almost murdered. Ever since, three bodyguards are part of his everyday life in one of the most dangerous countries for trade union members.Small paper cups with “tinto”, black coffee, are lined up on trays by the entrance. The conference participants are talking over each other, the bare room and its stone walls can’t absorb the buzz of the voices. Miguel Morantes walks up the stairs to his office, and leaves the delegates in the lobby.
A man who is on his way out wearing a jacket with a CTC badge makes his own summary of how brutal trade union organising is in the country.