Information on the treatment of ethnic Colombians by government authorities and the general population [VEN22606.E]

No specific information could be found on the above-mentioned subject among the sources consulted by the DIRB. However, please find attached articles on deportations of Colombian citizens from Venezuelan territory.

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. Please find below the list of sources consulted by the DIRB for this Response to Information Request.


Inravision Television Canal A Network [Santa Fe de Bogota, in Spanish]. 16 March 1995. Jose Marcano. "Government Note Questions Venezuelan Deportations." (FBIS-LAT-95-052 17 Mar. 1995, p. 32)

_____. 16 March 1995. Orlando Guerrero. "Samper Wants Venezuelan Situation To 'Cool Down'." (FBIS-LAT-95-052 17 Mar. 1995, p. 32)

_____. 16 March 1995. Sergio Lopez Gomez. "1,000 Peasants Expected To Cross Venezuelan Border." (FBIS-LAT-95-052 17 Mar. 1995, pp. 32-33)

_____. 3 April 1992. "Foreign Minister on Venezuelan Deportation Plan." (FBIS-LAT-92-068 8 Apr. 1992, p. 21)

El UNIVERSAL [Caracas, in Spanish]. 8 December 1994. Berenice Gomez Velasquez. "Army Arrests 100 Undocumented Colombian Citizens." (FBIS-LAT-94-238 12 Dec. 1994, pp. 74-75)

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Amnesty International. 10 November 1993. "Venezuela: The Eclipse of Human Rights." (AI Index: AMR 53/07/93). London: Amnesty International

Amnesty International. July 1992. "Venezuela: Torture and Other Human Rights Violations." (AI Index: AMR 53/05/92). London: Amnesty International.

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