Treatment of National Action Party (PAN) supporters in Veracruz by the authorities (1994-January 2000) [MEX33528.E]

No information on the treatment of National Action Party (Partido Acción Nacional, PAN) supporters in Veracruz could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. However, according to a 26 May 1996 AP report, Jorge Garcia Morales, the PAN mayor of Tlacotepec, Veracruz, was fired upon by unidentified gunmen as he drove in his car. He was reported to be unharmed in the attack (ibid.). The AP report further stated that "party officials in Veracruz said that several other PAN leaders there have received telephone threats" (ibid.).

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.


Associated Press (AP). 26 May 1996. "An opposition mayor was unharmed when gunmen fired..." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Country Reports. 1994-1998.

La Jornada [Mexico City]. Jan. 1995-Dec. 1999.

IRB databases.


Mexico NewsPak [Austin]. Jan. 1994-Nov. 1999.

La Opinión [Minatitlán]. July. 1999-Dec. 1999.

World News Connection (WNC)

Internet sites including:

Amnesty International.

Freedom in the World.

Human Rights Watch.

Partido Acción Nacional.