Killing of a particular suspected drug dealer on 30 October 1985 and on a drug cartel named after him [CRI35827.E]

No references to the requested individual or to a drug cartel or drug trafficking organization named after him could be found among the published sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

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 sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Amnesty International Annual Report. 1985-1988.

Costa Rica: A Country Guide. 1991. Tom Barry.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1985-1986. 1986, 1987.

Critique (of Country Reports). 1986, 1987.

IRB Databases.

La Nación [Costa Rica]. Searchable Archives. Apr. 1995-Oct. 2000.

Latin American Regional Reports: Mexico & Central America [London]. July 1985-Dec. 1990.


World News Connection (WNC).

Internet sites.

Internet search engines.


This list is not exhaustive. Country-specific publications available at the Resource Centre are not listed.