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Guatemala: Names of the 1st and 2nd commanders of the Air Force, 1996-July 1998

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 July 1998
Citation / Document Symbol GTM29786.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Guatemala: Names of the 1st and 2nd commanders of the Air Force, 1996-July 1998, 1 July 1998, GTM29786.E, available at: [accessed 1 June 2016]
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The information that follows is public information provided by a staff member of the Office of the Military Attaché at the Embassy of Guatemala in Washington, DC, during a 23 July 1998 telephone interview.

The newly-appointed Commander of the Air Force (Comandante de la Fuerza Aerea Guatemalteca) is Coronel de Aviacion P.A., DEM (Piloto Aviador, Diploma de Estado Mayor) Edwin Vinicio Campoyo. The Office of the Military Attaché has not yet received the list of new appointments naming the 2nd Commander. Until recently, the head of the Guatemalan Air Force was Colonel Mario Rene Siliezar, while the 2nd Commander around 1996 and 1997 (the source was unsure of the exact dates) was Colonel Manfis Rivera, who has now been placed in command of an air base in Peten.

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.


Office of the Military Attaché, Embassy of Guatemala, Washington, DC. 23 July 1998. Telephone interview with staff member.

Additional Sources Consulted

Central America NewsPak [Austin, Tex.]. 1996-June 1998.

Central America Report [Guatemala City]. 1996-June 1998.

Latin America Regional Reports: Central America & the Caribbean [London]. 1996-June 1998.

Electronic sources: IRB databases, Global NewsBank, NEXIS, Internet, REFWORLD, WNC.


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