Information on forcible recruitment by subversive groups in Venezuela, especially by the Bolivariano rebel movement, between 1990 and 1993 [VEN15640.E]

An on-line search of sources regularly consulted by the DIRB was unable to produce any information on forcible recruitment by subversive groups in Venezuela. However, please find attached media reports on the Bolivariano movement.

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. In addition, please find attached the list of sources consulted in researching this information request.


Latin America Regional Reports: Andean Group [London]. 5 March 1992. "Venezuela's `Bolivariano' Rebels; Visible Leader Long Associated with Conspiratorial Cabals." (NEXIS)

Latin America Weekly Report [London]. 20 February 1992. "Just Who Are These `Bolivarianos'; Conspiratorial Record Goes Back to 1988 Incident." (NEXIS)

Notimex Mexican News Service. 26 March 1992. "Coup Leader Warns of Possible Rightist Military Uprising." (NEXIS)

Reuters. 5 February 1992. Heather Scott. "Officers Duped Soldiers into Joining Venezuelan Group." (NEXIS)