Teacher Trade Unionist Brutally Shot Dead

News from Colombia | on: Saturday, 27 October 2012

The Cauca teachers’ union, ASOINCA, has reported the murder of one of
their leading members, 43 year old teacher trade unionist Ariel Adolfo Camayo
Valencia.

Mr Camayo worked at the ‘Manuel Jose Mosquera de Paniquita’ school in the area of Totoro, Cauca Department teaching social sciences and geography. He
was gunned down at 6.30pm on October 26th, on his way home from work. According to reports, he died almost instantly.

The union has condemned the murder, and highlighted around 28 teacher trade unionists have been killed during the administration of President Santos, making the most dangerous country in the world in which to be a teacher trade unionist.



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