Information on the kidnapping of the mayor of Paez by Colombian guerillas [VEN25887.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

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 in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Amnesty International. Annual Report. 1990-1996.

Amnesty International. Urgent Action. 1994-1996.

Andean Newsletter. 1993-1996.

Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. March 1996. International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. US Department of State.

The Christian Science Monitor [Boston]. 1995-1996.

Le Courrier international [Paris]. 1995-1996.

Crime and Justice: The Americas [Chicago]. 1995-1996.

Crime and Justice International [Chicago]. 1995-1996.

DIRB Country Files. Venezuela. 1990-1996.

Drug Trafficking Update [Lima]. 1990-1995.

The Economist [London]. 1994-1996.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. 1994-1997.

Latin American Regional Reports: Andean Group Report [London]. 1993-1997.

Latin American Weekly Report [London]. 1994-1997.

On-line media searches.