Youth gangs in Coatepequet in the department of Huehuetenango (1995-1999) [GTM32592.E]

No information on youth gangs in Coatepequet, Huehuetenango, could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. Please note that in a 16 September 1999 telephone interview, an employee at the National Geographic Institute (Instituto Geográfico Nacional) in Guatemala City stated that there is no municipality called Coatepequet in the department of Huehuetenango, but that there is one called Coatepeque in the department of Quetzaltenango. He added that if he knew whether a place called Coatepequet was a small town or a locality in Huehuetenango, he could carry out further research.

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.


Instituto Geográfico Nacional, Guatemala City. 16 September 1999. Telephone interview with an employee.

Additional Sources Consulted

Central America NewsPak [Austin]. 1997-1999.

Central America Report [Guatemala]. 1997-1999.

Cerigua Weekly Briefs [Guatemala City]. 1996-1999.

La Prensa [San Pedro Sula]. 1996-1999.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. 1995-1999.

NACLA Report on the Americas [New York]. 1996-1999.

Electronic Sources: IRB Databases, REFWORLD, LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, WNC.