Information on the structure of the Frente de Izquierda Universitario (FIU), its current status and its relation to the present government [ECU20038.E]

Information on the requested subject could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. However, please find attached for your reference some documents that provide general information on university political groups in Ecuador.

The only reference to a political group with the acronym FIU in Ecuador found among the consulted sources related to the electoral coalition United Left Front (Frente de Izquierda Unido). Information on this coalition can be found among the documents attached to Response to Information Request ECU20036.E of 10 March 1995.

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 attached the list of sources consulted in researching this information request.


Angel, William D. 1990. Youth Movements of the World. London: Longman Group, UK, p. 181.

Ecuador: A Country Study. Edited by Dennis M. Hanratty. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, pp. 194-95.

World Encyclopedia of Political Systems and Parties. 1987. 2nd ed. Vol. 1. Edited by George E. Delury. New York: Facts on File, p. 310.

Sources consulted

Andean Newsletter [Lima]. Weekly.

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook. 1988-present. Yearly.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. Weekly.

Latin American Newsletters [London]. Monthly.

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

Latin American Special Reports [London].

Latin America Update [Washington, DC]. Monthly.

News From Human Rights Watch/Americas [New York]. Monthly.

Political Handbook of the World. Yearly.

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.