Information on a doctor involved in land conflicts over mining and petroleum exploration in the Ibarra region [ECU18579.E]

Information on the requested subject could not be found among the sources currently available to the DIRB. However, the attached documents may be of interest, as they refer to land issues and conflicts in Imbabura and other provinces. The attached documents cover the period May through September 1994, adding to the information provided in Responses to Information Requests ECU13379 of 3 March 1993, ECU16956.E of 13 May 1994, ECU18233.E of 1 September 1994 and ECU18615.E of 29 September 1994 among others.

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.


Agence France Presse (AFP) [Paris, in Spanish]. 20 June 1994. "Twenty Injured in Clashes." (FBIS-LAT-94-118 20 June 1994, pp. 65-66)

. 20 June 1994. "Four Indians Reportedly Die in Violent Clashes." (FBIS-LAT-94-119 21 June 1994, pp. 41-42)

Deutsche Press Agentur (DPA) [Hamburg, in Spanish]. 18 June 1994. "Negotiations Announced." (FBIS-LAT-94-118 20 June 1994, p. 65)

El Comercio [Quito, in Spanish]. 18 May 1994. "Minister Meets Indians on Oil Exploration." (FBIS-LAT-94-096 18 May 1994, pp. 43-44)

El Universo [Guayaquil, in Spanish]. 16 July 1994. "Indians 'Satisfied' on Agrarian Reform." (FBIS-LAT-94-163 23 Aug. 1994, pp. 32-33)

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS). 7 July 1994. "Indian, Peasant Issues." (FBIS-LAT-94-130, pp. 38-39) (Editorial Report)

Notimex [Mexico City, in Spanish]. 17 May 1994. "Peasants, Indians Protest Agrarian Reform." (FBIS-LAT-94-097 19 May 1994, pp. 38-39)

Voz de los Andes [Quito, in Spanish]. 24 June 1994. "Supreme Court to Decide Agrarian Law Status." (FBIS-LAT-94-123 27 June 1994, p. 39)

. 22 June 1994. "FUT Calls For General Strike 28 Jun." (FBIS-LAT-94-121 23 June 1994, p. 37)

. 22 June 1994. "Tungurahua Governor: Situation Improving." (FBIS-LAT-94-121 23 June 1994, p. 37)

. 22 June 1994. "Government Closes Several Radio Stations." (FBIS-LAT-94-121 23 June 1994, p. 37)

. 21 June 1994. "Indians Protest Land Development Law." (FBIS-LAT-94-121 23 June 1994, pp. 36-37)

. 20 June 1994. "CONAIE: Government Hired Paramilitary Groups." (FBIS-LAT-94-119 21 June 1994, p. 41)

. 17 June 1994. "Occupy Cajamarca-Guamote Highway." (FBIS-LAT-94-118 20 June 1994, pp. 64-65)

. 13 June 1994. "Indians Protest Agrarian Reform Bill Amendment." (FBIS-LAT-94-118 20 June 1994, p. 64)

. 6 June 1994. "Indians Block Roads to Protest Agrarian Reform." (FBIS-LAT-94-110 8 June 1994, pp. 44-45)

Other Sources Consulted

Material from the Indexed Media Review (IMR) or country files containing articles and reports from diverse sources (primarily dailies and periodicals) from the Weekly Media Review.

Newspapers and periodicals pertaining to the appropriate region.

On-line searches of news articles.

News from Americas Watch [New York]. Monthly.

Andean Newsletter [Lima]. Weekly.

Current History [Philadelphia]. Monthly.

Latin America Update [Washington]. Monthly.

Latin America Press [Lima]. Weekly.

Latin American Regional Reports: Andean Group Report [London].

Latin American Special Reports [London].