|Photo by Allan McDonald (Rel-UITA)|
Sugar cane workers' leader Juan Carlos Pérez Muñoz was shot dead on January 28 by Capitalist death squads at his hometown of Corinto (Cauca, Colombia) . He was 47 and leaves widow and several children.
The sugar cane corporation he used to work for, La Cabaña, had recently gone into bitter conflict with the 580 workers affiliated to SINTRAINAGRO, union that formed a commission to negotiate. Instead of negotiating the company fired all members of the commission and then other 90 workers, with the blessing of the liberal-fascist government of Santos.
Juan Carlos Pérez was involved in this conflict being member of the union and giving advise to his working class comrades, it seems that was enough reason for the Capitalist gangsters to end his life by murder.