Whether employees of Canadian or other Western embassies would be approached or targeted by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) (2000-2002) [COL39345.E]

No reports of employees of Canadian or other Western embassies being approached or targeted by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

According to an official at the Embassy of Canada in Bogota, after consultation with security staff, there have been no reports of local employees of the Embassy of Canada or of "other western nations" being approached or targeted by FARC (22 Aug. 2002).

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 sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Embassy of Canada, Bogota. 22 August 2002. Correspondence with Research Directorate.

Additional Sources Consulted

Country Reports 2000-2001. 2001, 2002.

Cronología Andina [Lima]. 2000-2002.

El Colombiano [Cali]. Searchable archives.

El Espectador [Bogota]. Searchable archives.

Informe Anual de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos 2000. 2001.

IRB Databases.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. 2000-2002.

Latin American Regional Reports: Andean Group Report [London]. 2001-2002.

Latin American Weekly Report [London]. 2000-2002.

El Pais [Cali]. Searchable archives.

Radio Caracol, Bogota. Searchable archives.

Internet sites and search engines, including:

Ejército de Colombia, Bogota.

Human Rights Watch (HRW), New York.

Observatorio de Derechos Humanos (ODH), Bogota.

Presidency of Colombia, Bogota.

Proceso de Paz, Bogota.
This list is not exhaustive. Country-specific publications available at the Resource Centre are not included.