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On April 9, 2007, 29-year-old FLOC organizer Santiago Rafael Cruz was bound with rope and beaten to death in FLOC’s Monterrey office. Cruz had only recently arrived in Mexico after 4 years as a FLOC organizer in the US.
The IUF-affiliated Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) in 2005 set up an office in Monterrey, Mexico – the first of its kind – to assist these workers in obtaining the necessary visas and educating them about their rights.
Nearly 4 years later, the killers – and those who organized the assassination – are still at large.
FLOC and the IUF have launched an Appeal for Justice, calling for action on the Cruz case to stem the rising tide of impunity for acts of violence against trade unionists in Mexico and the Latin American region.
Go here to support the FLOC/IUF Appeal for Justice: