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Nicaragua: Information on land reform activities in the town of Matiguas, Department of Matagalpa, and on whether land was returned to people who had their land seized by Sandinistas

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 November 1997
Citation / Document Symbol NIC28209.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Nicaragua: Information on land reform activities in the town of Matiguas, Department of Matagalpa, and on whether land was returned to people who had their land seized by Sandinistas, 1 November 1997, NIC28209.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aabd20.html [accessed 21 September 2014]
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Specific references to land reform or return of land in Matiguas, Matagalpa department, could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

For recent information on land issues, including the return of land confiscated by Sandinistas, please consult the September 1997 Q&A Paper Nicaragua: Update published by the Research Directorate, available through Sharenet and at your Regional Documentation Centre. Response to Information Request NIC27625.E of 8 September 1997 includes a reference to the disarming of an armed group in Matiguas municipality; this group reportedly would receive the same benefits as other demobilized fighters. References to the benefits received by demobilized fighters, including land grants, and property-related issues can also be found in previous Responses to Information Requests, such as NIC26842.E of 13 May 1997 and NIC27316.E of 4 July 1997. Additional background information on land-related conflicts in Nicaragua in 1996 can be found in two attached reports. One of these refers to the need of strengthening the judiciary so that it is "capable of enforcing its rulings", and adds that "in many cases judicial property decisions simply go unenforced" (The Christian Science Monitor 29 Oct. 1996). Please consult the attachments for additional information.

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.

Reference

The Christian Science Monitor [Boston]. 29 October 1996. Howard LaFranchi. "Nicaraguans in a Turf Fight Over Just Who Owns Land." (NEXIS)

Attachments

The Christian Science Monitor [Boston]. 29 October 1996. Howard LaFranchi. "Nicaraguans in a Turf Fight Over Just Who Owns Land." (NEXIS)

Swiss Review of World Affairs. 2 December 1996. "Nicaragua's Rocky Road to Democracy." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Amnesty International Report. Yearly.

Central America NewsPak [Austin, Tex.]. Fortnightly.

Central America Report [Guatemala City]. Weekly.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Yearly.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports.

Human Rights Watch World Report. Yearly.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. Monthly.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. Weekly.

Latin American Regional Reports: Central America & the Caribbean [London]. Monthly.

News from Human Rights Watch [New York]. Monthly.

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.

Newspapers and periodicals pertaining to the appropriate region.

Electronic sources: IRB Databases, Global NewsBank, NEXIS, Internet, REFWORLD (UNHCR Database).

Note:

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

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