Reports of the kidnapping of 14 persons near Manicomio, Yarumal, by FARC guerrillas on 28 October 1998 [COL33403.E]

No reports of a kidnapping on 28 October 1998 in the Manicomio area of Yarumal municipality, Department of Antioquia, could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

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.

Sources Consulted

Andean Newsletter [Lima]. Oct.-Dec. 1998.

IRB Databases.

Latin America Weekly Report [London]. Oct.-Dec. 1998.

National Police Antikidnapping and Extortion Directorate, GAULA Group (Grupo de Acción Unificada por la Libertad Personal)-Medellín.



World News Connection (WNC).

Search engines including:


El Espectador [Bogota]. Internet search engine. 1998.