López Triviño was murdered on November 9 in the Colombian city of
Bugalagrande a day after he and other members of his union,
SINALTRAINAL, received death threats from paramilitaries. The union had
been on hunger strike at Nestlé beginning November 5.
The IUF joins with the national center CUT and unions around the world
in condemning this assassination of yet another Colombian trade unionist
and calls on the government to swiftly bring the perpetrators and
organizers of this crime to justice through a full and transparent
investigation, and to provide all necessary security for other union
members at high risk.