Information on whether the activities conducted by the Chilean authorities against Lautaro rebel groups (including MAPU-Lautaro) focus on active members of the groups or if they also focus on persons who might have been associated with MAPU prior to 1989 or 1990 (update to CHL20261.E of 30 March 1995) [CHL22181.E]

Information on recent (1991-95) actions by Chilean authorities against persons who might have been associated with the MAPU party before 1990 could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

Please consult Response to Information Request CHL4645 of 14 March 1990 for background information on Movimiento de Acción Popular Unitaria (MAPU). Current information on links between MAPU (not the MAPU-Lautaro splinter group referred to in CHL20261.E) and armed opposition groups of Chile could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB, and the available reports on recent government actions against members of the armed groups of Chile do not mention whether those arrested or killed were associated in any way with MAPU before 1990.

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. Please find below a list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Amnesty International. Amnesty International Report. Yearly.

Andean Newsletter [Lima]. Monthly.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS). Latin America Daily Report.

Human Rights Watch (HRW). Human Rights Watch World Report. Yearly.

Inter-Church Committee on Human Rights in Latin America (ICCHRLA). Yearly. Annual Reports: General Concerns and Brief Country Reports.

Keesing's Record of World Events. Monthly.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. Weekly.

Latin American Weekly Report [London].

Latin American Regional Reports: Southern Cone Report [London].

Latin American Special Reports [London].

News From Americas Watch [New York]. Monthly.

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.

IRB, UNHCR and USINS databases.

On-line searches of news articles.

Oral sources.


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