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Argentina: List of all known guerilla or paramilitary organizations that are currently active in Argentina (2003)

Publisher Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 5 May 2003
Citation / Document Symbol ARG41134.E
Reference 4
Cite as Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Argentina: List of all known guerilla or paramilitary organizations that are currently active in Argentina (2003), 5 May 2003, ARG41134.E, available at: [accessed 18 April 2014]
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A list of guerrilla or paramilitary organizations that are currently active in Argentina could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

However, Patterns of Global Terrorism 2002 reports that the "Triborder area (TBA)–where Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay converge–has long been characterized as a regional hub for Hizballah and Hamas fundraising activites" (30 Apr. 2003). Furthermore, this report states that "[a]lthough there were numerous media reports in 2002 of an al-Qaida presence in the TBA, these reports remained uncorroborated by intelligence and law-enforcement officials" (Patterns of Global Terrorism 2002 30 Apr. 2003). According to the Asia Times, Argentinian officials reported that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Columbia, FARC) were present in some provinces of the country (Asia Times 31 Jan. 2002). No other recent references to terrorist, guerrilla or paramilitary groups reportedly active in Argentina 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 additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Asia Times. 31 January 2002. Pepe Escobar. "The Roving Eye: Argentine Heavy Metal Rocks the Globe." [Accessed 5 May 2003]

Patterns of Global Terrorism 2002. 30 April 2003. United States Department of State. Washington, DC. [Accessed 5 May 2003]

Additional Sources Consulted

Extremist Groups: An International Compilation of Terrorist Organisations, Violent Political Groups and Issue-Oriented Militant Movement. 2002

IRB Databases

Mondes rebelles : guérillas, milices, groupes terroristes. 2001



Internet sites:

Cartels et guérillas d'Amérique Latine

Center for Latin America

Centre de documentation sur la paix et les conflits

CIA World Factbook

Country Reports 2002

Danish Immigration Service

Dudley Knox Library

Human Rights Watch

Immigration and Nationality Directorate

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

International Crisis Group

Latin America Studies Program

Medias News

Separatist, Para-Military, Intelligence and Political Organisations

Terrorism and Political Violence: An International Bibliography

Terrorist Group Profile

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