Information on a large drug seizure in November 1994 in the city of Sucre in the province of Miranda; on the mayor of Sucre, Enrique Mendoza, and his campaign for governor of Miranda; and on the death of Edgard Canelon, an officer in the municipal police of the city of Sucre in February 1995 [VEN24831.E]

Information on the above-mentioned subjects 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 sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Amnesty International. Annual Report 1990-1996.

Amnesty International. Urgent Action. 1994-1996.

Andean Newsletter [Lima]. 1994-1996.

Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. March 1996. International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. US Department of State.

Crime and Justice [Chicago]. 1995-1996.

DIRB Country Files. Venezuela. 1994-1996.

Le Courrier international [Paris]. 1995-1996.

The Christian Science Monitor [Boston]. 1995-1996.

Drug Trafficking Update [Lima]. 1994-1995.

The Economist [London]. 1994-1996.

Foreign Information Broadcast Service (FBIS). Daily Reports.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. 1994-1996.

Latin American Weekly Report [London]. 1994-1996.

Latin American Regional Reports: Andean Group Report [London]. 1993-1996.

Le Monde diplomatique [Paris]. 1994-1995.

On-line searches.