A human rights group called Aldaaz in the Infantilos that supports the poor and orphans; whether its members are targeted by the Talverucha gang and if so, the fear tactics the gang uses; whether the police fear this gang in San Salvador (1999 to May 2001) [SLV36792.E]

No mention of a group called Aldaaz (various spellings) in the Infantilos or of a gang called Talverucha could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. Please note that one of two main gangs in El Salvador is called the Mara Salvatrucha. Information on this gang, as well as who it targets, can be found in SLV33463.E of 11 January 2000.

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

Central America Report [Guatemala]. 1999-2001

IRB Databases

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. 1999-2001

Latin American Regional Reports: Caribbean and Central America Report [London]. 1999-2001


World News Connection (WNC)

Internet Sites including:

Amnesty International

Casa Alianza

La Jornada [Mexico]. Search Engine

Human Rights Watch

La Nación [San José]. Search Engine

La Prensa de Honduras [Tegucigalpa]. Search Engine

Proceso [San Salvador]. Search Engine

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