Information on the Brigadas Revolucionarias de Estudiantes de Secundaria (BRES) [SLV17612.E]

Please find attached a few documents that refer to the High-School Students' Revolutionary Brigades (Brigadas Revolucionarias de Estudiantes de Secundaria, BRES; translated by one of the attachments as Revolutionary Brigades of Salvadorean Students). Information on this organization's current status could not be found among the sources currently available to the DIRB.

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.


Jiménez, Edgar et al. 1988. El Salvador: Guerra, Politica y Paz (1979-1988). San Salvador: Centro de Investigación Social (CINAS) and Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (CRIES), chart of organizations related to the FMLN (unnumbered page).

Refugee Status Advisory Committee (RSAC), Ottawa. October 1985. "A Glossary of Salvadorean Political Parties, Popular Organizations, Trade Unions, Business, Professional and Educational Associations, the Right-Wing Paramilitary and the Guerrilla Front," pp. 1, 5.

Reuters. 5 August 1980. AM Cycle. Untitled. (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Political Handbook of the World. 1992.

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook. Yearly.

Revolutionary and Dissident Movements. 1991.

Yearbook on International Communist Affairs. 1984-89. Yearly.

Communist and Marxist Parties of the World. 1990.

Central America NewsPak. Bi-Weekly.

Central America Report. Weekly.

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.

On-line searches of news articles.


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