Guatemala City, Guatemala – November 19-20, 2014

II International Temporary Labor Migration Forum
Global Workers team members Omar Angel and Cathleen Caron, and Global Workers Defender Network members Aroldo Palacios, Marco Vinicio, Miriam Ramirez,  Claudia Gonzalez, and Yovani Gabriel from Guatemala participated in this international forum. The forum was coordinated by the Pastoral for Human Mobility and Project Counseling Services and was attended by more than 100 participants, among them workers, organizations, and government agencies.
Omar was part of the panel “International legal framework to protect labor and human rights of temporary migrant workers” the first day of the forum, with Carlos Torre from the UN Office of the High Human Rights Commissioner in Guatemala, and Gretchen Kuhner from IMUMI. In this panel, Omar presented the advances and findings of the “Recruitment Rules: Countries of Origin" comparative analysis on recruitment regulations that exist in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
Representatives from the Guatemalan and Mexican government attended the forum and the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oscar Padilla publicly recognized the important role that Global Workers plays in protecting workers rights, and he highlighted the work that the Ministry is doing in Guatemala. As result of the participation in this forum, defenders got the opportunity to shine light on the problem in recruitment processes within the group discussions and through participation in open discussions during the forum.  

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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Guatemala, Guatemala - Hoy Global Workers Justice Alliance, la Pastoral de Movilidad Humana de la Conferencia Episcopal de Guatemala y La Oficina de Derechos Humanos del Arzobispado de Guatemala hacer saber al publico nacional e internacional de la apropiación irregular de títulos de propiedad por parte de reclutadores de trabajadores migrantes temporales, con el informe "Confiscación de Títulos de Propiedad en Guatemala por parte de reclutadores en Programas de Trabajadores Temporales con Visas H-2B". Sigue el enlace para acceder el comunicado completo:

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