Confrontation between PRD and PRI supporters in November 1997 at a Oaxaca city hall, possibly in Tacachi, resulting in many dead, and killing of a PRD candidate at the same location a few days later [MEX32031.E]

No reports related to a confrontation between PRD and PRI members in a Oaxaca city hall that resulted in several deaths in November 1997, or to the killing of a PRD candidate in the same locality a few days later, could 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

La Jornada [Mexico City]. Internet search engine. 1997.

Mexico NewsPak [Austin, Tex.]. November-December 1997.

Seguimiento de Prensa/Cronologías Mensuales(Acontecer Municipal [Mexico City]. November-December 1997.

Electronic sources: IRB databases, REFWORLD, Internet, WNC.