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More Protests – and More Crackdowns

Posted on 21 December 2010 by editor

Workers at the gates of Ferrominera demand the release of Rubén González. Credit:Courtesy of Radar de los Barrios

By Humberto Márquez

CARACAS, Dec 14, 2010 (IPS) – Rubén González, a 51-year-old welder who is the secretary general of the Sintraferrominera ironworkers union, has spent over a year in prison in Venezuela for leading a strike by hundreds of workers outside the San Isidro mine in Ciudad Piar, 550 kilometres southeast of the capital.
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