A group or person called Francisco Buitron Huapaya running for the opposition in elections held in 2002; reports of involvement in wrong-doing [PER41755.E]

Various sources mention Francisco Buitron Huapaya (or Marcial Francisco Buitron Huapaya) as a former mayor of the Lima southern beach district (balneario) of Punta Negra (Caretas 9 Feb. 1995; EMILIMA n.d.; OAS n.d.).

The Foreign Trade Information System (SICE) of the Organization of American States (OAS), in a report on trade policies and law in Peru for the period 1993-1996, provides the following item:

Ruling No. 022-95-CLC * Complaint brought by the company Distribuidora de Cerveza La Victoria S.A. against the Mayor of the District Council of Punta Negra, Mr. Francisco Buitrón Huapaya and the companies Embotelladora Lima S.A. and San Nicolás Distribuidores S.A. for restrictive trading practices, namely, the attaching of unlawful conditions to the sale of beer and soda on the beaches of Las Pocitas and Punta Rocas. * The complaint was held to be admissible (OAS n.d.)

More recently, a Website for information on elections in Peru reports that in April 2000 the National Elections Jury (Jurado Nacional de Elecciones, JNE) proclaimed the vacancy of the position of mayor for the district of Punta Negra after an appeal (recurso de revisión) by the former mayor, Francisco Buitron Huapaya, was declared unfounded by the JNE (Peru.com 28 Apr. 2000).

More recent references to Francisco Buitron Huapaya 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 additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

References


Caretas [Lima]. 9 February 1995. No. 1349. "Nos escriben...y contestamos: De Punta a Punta." http://www.caretas.com.pe/1349/nosescriben/nosescriben1349.html [Accessed 7 July 2003]

Empresa Municipal Inmobiliaria de Lima (EMILIMA) [Lima]. N.d. "Departamento de Lima." http://www.emilima.com.pe/upm/dep12.htm (Google cache) [Accessed 7 July 2003]

Organization of American States (OAS) [Washington, DC]. n.d. Foreign Trade Information System (SICE). "Peru: Report on Developments and Enforcement of Competition Policy and Laws (1995 - 1996)." Report on Developments and Enforcement of Competition Policy and Laws in the Western Hemisphere. http://www.sice.oas.org/ cp_comp/english/dae/daeper2e.asp [Accessed 7 July 2003]

Peru.com [Lima]. 28 April 2000. "JNE proclama nuevo alcalde de Punta Negra." http://www.peru.com/ivota/noticias/index20000428.asp[ Accessed 7 July 2003]