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El Salvador: Information on whether guerrillas were engaged in forcible recruitment of young civilians in the canton of La Majada during the civil war and whether the guerrillas were known to mistreat the young men who were forcibly recruited into their ranks

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 June 1996
Citation / Document Symbol SLV23956.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, El Salvador: Information on whether guerrillas were engaged in forcible recruitment of young civilians in the canton of La Majada during the civil war and whether the guerrillas were known to mistreat the young men who were forcibly recruited into their ranks, 1 June 1996, SLV23956.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6abfb6c.html [accessed 21 December 2014]
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Information on forcible recruitment in La Majada could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. References to forcible recruitment by guerrillas and armed forces during the recent armed conflict can be found in previous Responses to Information Requests, available at Regional Documentation Centres and the Refinfo databases.

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. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Accion Urgente. Occasional publication. Apr. 1991-Jan. 1992.

Alerta [Toronto]. Six times yearly. Apr. 1993- Dec. 1995.

Americas Update [Toronto]. Six times yearly. Jan. 1995-Apr. 1996.

Central America NewsPak [Austin]. Fortnightly. 14 Nov. 1994-12 May 1996.

Central America Report [Guatemala City]. Weekly. 16 Dec. 1994-16 May 1996.

DIRB "El Salvador" Country File. Jan.-Dec.1995.

DIRB Indexed Media Review "El Salvador". Weekly. 1994-1996.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports. Daily. 1991-1996

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. Weekly. 1991-1995.

Latin American Special Report [London]. Six times yearly. Jun. 1994-Apr. 1996.

Latin American Weekly Report [London]. Weekly. 1994-1995.

Mesoamerica. Monthly. 1994-1995.

News From Americas Watch "El Salvador" [Washington, DC]. 1993-1996.

On-line search of media sources.

Oral Sources.

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