Information on a human rights bulletin called Voice of the People, published in Mendoza from 1979 to 1988 [ARG17371.E]

Information on a human rights bulletin with the above-mentioned name could not be found among the sources currently available to the DIRB.

The coordinator of the Ecumenical Movement for Human Rights in Mendoza stated that her organization, which has been operating in Mendoza since 1973, has no record of a bulletin with the name given in your information request (26 May 1994). The coordinator added that her own organization published Palabra del Pueblo (Word of the People), a short-lived popular education bulletin that ceased publication in 1990 because of funding problems (ibid.).

A 1982 news article refers to a newspaper called La Voz del Pueblo (The Voice of the People), describing it as a local publication from Tres Arroyos, which is located some 500 kms south of Buenos Aires (AP 7 May 1982).

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.


The Associated Press (AP). 7 May 1982. PM Cycle. "Argentine Sailor Recounts General Belgrano Sinking." (NEXIS)

Ecumenical Movement for Human Rights, Mendoza. 26 May 1994. Telephone interview with coordinator.

Sources consulted

Article 19 World Report: Information, Freedom and Censorship. 1988.

Attacks on the Press [yearly]. 1988, 1990.

Committee to Protect Journalists Update [quarterly]. 1989-92. Human Rights Directory: Latin America and the Caribbean. 1990.

Human Rights Watch World Report [yearly]. 1987, 1989, 1990.

Index on Censorship [monthly]. 1987-89.

L'information dans le monde. 1989.

Lettre de Reporters Sans Frontières [monthly]. 1990

South America, Central America and the Caribbean 1988. 1988.

World Media Handbook. 1991.

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

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.