Information on reserve military service, including how many times a person is required to do reserve service, the duration of each period of service, the methods of communicating reserve call-up notices to eligible candidates, the enforcement efforts to ensure compliance and whether these procedures would be different for a reservist who had trained as a paratrooper at the Escuela de Paracaidistas y Comando, and information on or copies of Articles 74 and 75 of Decree Law 2306 [CHL24924.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topics could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

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 the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

CHIP News [Santiago]. Daily. Jan. 1995-Feb. 1997.

DIRB Country File "Chile". June 1995-Dec. 1996.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. 1994-1997.

Three sources consulted did not provide information on the requested subject.

Note on contacting foreign diplomatic representatives in Canada:

Embassies and high commissions are not usually called for security-related questions such as location of military bases or the functioning of secret services. Ability to obtain information from diplomatic representatives depends on availability of information and cooperation from individual countries.

On-line search of media sources.