Information on a June/July press conference held by the ADN party denouncing the discovery of burnt ballot boxes in Santa Cruz [BOL18904.E]

Information on the requested subject could not be found among the sources currently available to the DIRB. Unspecified problems in Santa Cruz during the June 1993 elections are reported in two of the documents attached to Response to Information Request BOL18903.E of 23 November 1994 (Financial Times 7 June 1993; Latin American Weekly Report 17 June 1993, 265). The latter source mentions "organisational problems" in Santa Cruz, without elaborating.

The other attachments of BOL18903.E provide additional information on the 6 June 1993 elections, although they have no specific references to allegations of fraud in Santa Cruz.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB 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.


The Financial Times [London]. 7 June 1993. Christina Lamb. "Rarefied Air to Bolivian Election." (NEXIS)

Latin American Weekly Report [London]. 17 June 1993. "S nchez de Lozada Coasts Home as B nzer's Challenge Fades," p. 265.

Additional Sources Consulted

Material from the Indexed Media Review (IMR) or country files containing articles and reports from diverse sources (primarily dailies and periodicals) from the Weekly Media Review.

Newspapers and periodicals pertaining to the appropriate region.

On-line searches of news articles (Nexis and Infosouth).

Amnesty International Report 1994.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1993.

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Keesing's Record of World Events. Yearly.

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Current History. Monthly.

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook. Yearly.

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Latin America Update [Washington]. Monthly.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. Weekly.


This list is not exhaustive. Country-specific books available in the Resource Centre are not included.