IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
In a 28 March 2001 interview, a representative of Mendoza-based broadcaster Radio Nihuil stated that there were two reports referring to alleged corruption within the National Transportation Regulation Commission (Comisión Nacional de Regulación del Transporte, CNRT) aired during the month of October 1999. The first, broadcast on 17 October 1999, served as an introduction to the main report, which was aired the following day. In the 17 October 1999 report, reference was made to an anonymous "complaint" (denuncia) of corruption within the CNRT. The second report, broadcast on 18 October 1999, further discussed the issue of alleged corruption within this organization. According to the representative, who could not provide details on the nature of the alleged corruption, both reports were in a news format, and there was no mention of the Federal Police (Policía Federal Argentina, PFA).
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.
Radio Nihuil, Mendoza. 28 March 2001.
Telephone interview with representative.