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Transnational Justice for Migrant Workers

November 2, 2009

Santiago Rafael Cruz

Santiago Rafael Cruz was found murdered at the Monterrey, Mexico offices of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee on April 9, 2007, where he worked as a field organizer for farm workers traveling to the United States.

Since that time, FLOC President Baldemar Velásquez and thousands of supporters have called on the government of Nuevo Leon state to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding Cruz’s murder. Despite an order from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, says Velásquez, authorities have refused to pursue the political and FLOC President Velasquez and Leonel Rivero speak at Georgetowneconomic motives that may have led to his killing

This Wednesday, November 4, FLOC President Baldemar Velásquez and attorney Leonel Rivero will address the connection between the U.S. labor market that draws Mexican workers across the border and the corruption of human trafficking. They will also present a briefing of FLOC’s independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding this crime.   You can RSVP for this event on Facebook.

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