IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Author)
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
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
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
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.].
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