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Friday, June 02, 2006

COSTA RICA: UNIONS UNDER ATTACK

Costa Rica has long stood out in Latin America as a peaceful and democratic society. Its President, Oscar Arias Sanchez, is a Nobel Peace Prize winner. It's not the kind of place you'd usually find LabourStart calling for a global campaign -- but that's exactly what they're doing today.

Costa Rica is now the kind of country where trade union leaders have their lives threatened, union offices get raided by armed men, and courts are mobilized in an effort to break unions. All this takes place in the context of the struggle by unions against CAFTA -- the free trade agreement between several Central American countries and the USA.

Costa Rican unions are appealing for a large number of email protest messages to be send to the country's president and other leaders.

Please lend your support to this campaign today



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