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UNCLAS TEGUCIGALPA 001950SUBJECT: HONDURAN LABOR LEADER IS MURDERED ON MAJOR HIGHWAY; NO EVIDENCE YET THAT MURDER ISCONNECTED TO HIS POSITION
REF: Tegucigalpa¶1. Francisco Cruz Galeano, a 44 year-old GeneralConfederation of Workers (CGT) labor leader andcoordinator for the regions of Comayagua, Intibucaand La Paz, was shot to death on September 11 inOjo de Agua, on the road from Comayagua toSiguatepeque. Darwing Roberto Maradiaga, who wastraveling with Cruz, was injured in the shoulderand leg. Cruz was driving a four-wheel drivevehicle when the murderers intercepted him. Anundetermined number of assailants opened fire onthe vehicle from the bushes on the highway. CruzGaleano was reportedly hit by 25 bullets. As ofSeptember 16 police had no lead on theperpetrators. A special team from the GeneralDirection of Criminal Investigation (DGIC) wasassigned to work on the case. Leaders from the CGThave asked the Ministry of Public Security forpriority answers in this case.¶2. Daniel Duron, Secretary General of the CGT,stated publicly that the attempt on Cruz Galeano'slife was carefully planned and it was not a random