In 1974, he started workers' rights activism as a union delegate. He was elected as Unified Union General Secretary from 1976 to 1978.
On Aug. 1st, 2019, the Senate awarded him "for being a leader, union politician and tireless defender of mining wealth and for being the creator, organizer, and builder of COMIBOL archive system."
"Very touched and saddened by the departure of our brother, comrade, and historic mining and COB leader, Edgar 'Huracan' Ramirez. A man of integrity, intellect, and honesty who fought to defeat the imperialist dictatorships," Evo Morales tweeted.