Information on a Coordinadora Nacional del Movimiento Urbano Popular (CONAMUP), located in Mexico City [MEX27318.E]

Please find attached a 1990 document that describes the Coordinadora Nacional del Movimiento Urbano Popular (National Coordinating Committee of the Urban Popular Movement, CONAMUP) and the Movimiento Urbano Popular (MUP). More recent, passing references to the MUP in the City of Mexico are found in various news reports: for example, the Movimiento Urbano Popular reportedly was one of many groups that joined a round of street demonstrations called by trade unions on 20 November 1995 (La Jornada 21 Nov. 1995), and is also named as one among a group of organizations that conducted one of several street demonstrations that took place throughout Mexico City on 15 March 1996 (El Nacional 16 Mar. 1996).

Mexico City's directory assistance indicated that there is no registered telephone number for the MUP or the Coordinadora Nacional del Movimiento Urbano Popular (14 July 1997). The central office of the Partido de la Revolucion Democratica (PRD) in Mexico City indicated during a 14 July 1997 telephone interview that the MUP is a fairly well-known group that apparently has no links to a particular political party. The source was unable to locate a telephone number or an address for the group.

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 additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


La Jornada [Mexico City]. 21 November 1995. Andrea Becerril. "Marchan 50 mil a convocatoria del SUTAUR." [Internet] [Accessed 11 July 1997]

El Nacional [Mexico City]. 16 March 1996. Hector Cruz Lopez. "Caos vial: vivió diez horas de manifestaciones la Ciudad de México." [Internet] [Accessed 11 July 1997]

Partido de la Revolucion Democratica (PRD), Mexico City. 14 July 1997. Telephone interview with staff members.

Telephone directory assistance, Telmex, Mexico City. 14 July 1997. Operator assistance.


Popular Movements and Political Change in Mexico. 1990. Edited by Joe Foweraker and Ann L. Craig. Boulder, Co.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, pp. 234-46.

Additional Sources Consulted

Mexico NewsPak [Austin, Tex.]. Biweekly.

Latin American Regional Reports: Central America & the Caribbean [London]. Monthly.

Material from the Indexed Media Review (IMR) or country files containing articles and reports from diverse sources (primarily dailies and periodicals) from the Weekly Media Review.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports. Daily.

Newspapers and periodicals pertaining to the appropriate region.

IRB, UNHCR and Internet databases.


This list is not exhaustive. Subject- and country-specific books available in the Resource Centre are not included.