Update to Response to Information Request MEX16818.F of 9 March 1994 on the circumstances surrounding the assassinations of Roque Espinoza Foglia and Manuel Bello of the Partido del Frente Cardenista de Reconstrucción Nacional (PFCRN) and information on the the PFCRN [MEX19450.E]

Updated information on Response to Information Request MEX16818.F of 9 March 1994 on the circumstances surrounding the assassinations of Roque Espinoza Foglia and Manuel Bello of the PFCRN or Cardenista Front Party for National Reconstruction, was provided, in a telephone interview, by the party's Secretary for National and International Relations. The source stated that Roque Espinoza Foglia's assassination was a vengeance perpetrated by unknown groups (27 Jan. 1995). Roque Espinoza Foglia had knowledge that his life was endangered, according to this same source. He had received death threats by telephone and survived a highway kidnapping attempt (carreterazo) before being murdered in March 1992 (ibid.). A few individuals were suspects in the assassination but no one was jailed.

No information on Manuel Bello's assassination is currently available. For information on the PFCRN, please consult the attached documents.

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.


Partido del Frente Cardenista de Reconstrucción Nacional. Mexico City. 27 January 1995. Telephone interview with Secretary for National and International Relations.


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