Reports of human rights abuses by the Mexican Navy or Armed Marines (Secretaría de Marina Armada de México), particularly in border areas [MEX41810.E]

Information on human rights abuses specifically attributed to the Mexican Navy (Secretaría de Marina Armada de México), beyond that mentioned in MEX41759.E of 16 July 2003, could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

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

Amensty International Report 2001-2003. 2001-2003

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2001-2002. 2002-2003

Human Rights Watch World Report 2001-2003. 2001-2003

IRB Databases

Internet sites and search engines, including:

Amnesty International

Centro de Investigaciones Económicas y Políticas de Acción Comunitaria CIEPAC, A.C.

Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos [Mexico City]. Searchable state cases archive

Human Rights Watch

Procuraduría General de la República

La Jornada [Mexico City]. Searchable archives. 2000-2003

La Jornada de Oriente [Guadalajara]. Searchable archives

La Revista Peninsular [Merida]. Searchable archives. 2000-2003

El Sol de Acapulco. Searchable archives. 2002-2003