Honduras: The town of El Guantillo in the Municipality of El Porvenir, Francisco Morazán Department, including the town's political representation at the federal and local levels and whether there are reports of political or land reform violence (1990 to present)
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 November 1998|
|Citation / Document Symbol||HND30316.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Honduras: The town of El Guantillo in the Municipality of El Porvenir, Francisco Morazán Department, including the town's political representation at the federal and local levels and whether there are reports of political or land reform violence (1990 to present), 1 November 1998, HND30316.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6acb388.html [accessed 29 August 2014]|
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The following information is in addition to that already available in HND29530.E of 22 July 1998.
In a 26 October 1998 telephone interview with the Research Directorate, the assistant to the General Secretariat at the Liberal Party Headquarters in Tegucigalpa stated that the mayor for the municipality of El Porvenir is Renalto Antonio Oseguera of the National Party. On the issue of national political representation for El Guantillo, the assistant stated that the town and its municipality are not represented specifically by a deputy, but that the Francisco Morazán Department has 18 deputies who represent the entire department.
In a 27 October 1998 telephone interview, a municipal councillor in El Porvenir also stated that the municipality's mayor is Renalto Antonio Oseguera of the National Party, but added that a substitute deputy from El Porvenir, Juan Ruby Acosta of the Liberal Party, was elected to the National Congress during the last federal elections in November 1997. According to the municipal councillor, there have been no political or land-based problems in El Guantillo, or El Porvenir for that matter, in the last few years. Violent incidents are usually the result of domestic or personal matters between family members and families in general. The municipal councillor related a violent incident that left one person dead in El Guantillo just recently on 18 October 1998. He added that the matter was of a personal nature and was unrelated to political and land issues.
Additional and/or corroborating information on political and land reform-based violence could not 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 additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Liberal Party of Honduras, Tegucigalpa. 26 October 1998. Telephone interview with the assistant of the General Secretariat.
Offices of the Municipality of El Porvenir, Honduras. 27 October 1998. Telephone interview with a municipal councillor.
Additional Sources Consulted
Central America NewsPak [Austin]. 1993-1998.
Central America Report [Guatemala]. 1993-1998.
Embassy of Honduras, Ottawa. Telephone interview.
Honduras This Week [Tegucigalpa]. 1998.
La Prensa de Honduras [Tegucigalpa]. 1996-1998.
Latinamerica Press [Lima]. 1990-1998.
Latin America Regional Reports: Caribbean &Central America Report [London]. 1993-1998.
National Commission of Human Rights. Boletín Informativo [Tegucigalpa]. June 1997-January 1998.
Electronic Sources: IRB Databases, Internet, NEXIS, WNC.