The Federal Electoral Institute's work in León, Guanajuato, during the July 1997 elections, including whether it was involved in electoral fraud [MEX29868.E]

No information on the Federal Electoral Institute (Instituto Federal Electoral, IFE)'s work in the city of León, Guanajuato, including whether it was involved in electoral fraud could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

Please note that the Civic Alliance (Alianza Civica), a domestic non-government organization that monitors elections in Mexico, report entitled Observación Electoral 1997 Informes makes reference to IFE irregularities taking place in Coatzacoalcos, Agua Dulce and Jalapa, all in the State of Veracruz (1997, 16). The report makes no mention of IFE electoral irregularities in the city of León, Guanajuato.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Alianza Civica. 1997. Observacion Electoral 1997 Informes. Mexico: Alianza Civica.

Additional Sources Consulted

Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs [Miami]. 1997

Keesing's Record of World Events 1997. September 1997.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. July-September 1997.

Latin America Regional Reports: Mexico and NAFTA Report [London]. July-September 1997.

Mexico NewsPak [Austin]. July-September 1997.

NACLA Report on the Americas [New York]. 1997.

Resource Centre Country File: Mexico. July-September 1997.

Electronic sources: IRB Databases, LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, REFWORLD (UNHCR database), World News Connection (WNC).