Information on the treatment of Baptist evangelists by the guerrillas in 1995 [SLV22261.E]

Information on guerrilla activities in El Salvador in 1995 could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. However, a news item attached to this Response reports that Salvadoran media received a communiqué from a source calling itself Fuerzas Guerrilleras Nacionalistas El Salvador Libre (Latin American Weekly Report 9 Nov. 1995, 12). According to the report, the communiqué announced that the alleged group would launch "political and military action (against) capitalism and imperialism" (ibid.).

For information on the status of guerrilla and armed forces in El Salvador since the 1992 peace accords, and the ongoing divisions and regroupment of former guerrilla groups, please consult the DIRB Indexed Media Review (IMR/RPI) available at your Regional Documentation Centre.

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.


Latin American Weekly Report [London]. 9 November 1995. "El Salvador: New Guerrilla Group."


Latin American Weekly Report [London]. 9 November 1995. "El Salvador: New Guerrilla Group," p. 12.

Additional Sources Consulted

Amnesty International Report. Yearly.

Central America NewsPak [Austin, Tex.]. Bi-monthly.

Central America Report [Guatemala City]. Weekly.

Central America Update [Toronto]. Bi-monthly.

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

Human Rights Watch World Report. Yearly.

Keesing's Record of World Events. Yearly.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. Weekly.

Latin American Regional Reports: Central America & the Caribbean [London]. Monthly.

Human Rights Watch/Americas [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.

On-line searches of news articles.

Note on oral sources:

Oral sources are usually contacted when documentary sources have been exhausted. However, oral sources must agree to be quoted in a publicly available Response to Information Request. If they refuse, the Response will read "no information currently available." Contacting oral sources is also subject to time constraints; for example, there are periods of the year when academics are unavailable.


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