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Nicaragua: Information on the treatment, since 1996, of Sandinista supporters who served in the army in the 1980s

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 February 1998
Citation / Document Symbol NIC28726.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Nicaragua: Information on the treatment, since 1996, of Sandinista supporters who served in the army in the 1980s, 1 February 1998, NIC28726.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac9a4c.html [accessed 27 November 2014]
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Information on a particular treatment or situation, since October 1996, of Sandinista supporters who served in the army in the 1980s could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. However, the Research Directorate's September 1997 Q&A Paper Nicaragua: Update and Response to Information Request NIC28395.E of 18 December 1997 provide information on violence and security issues involving in some cases Sandinista supporters and former army members, and may be of interest. In addition to these documents, one news article reporting on a "national dialogue" called by the government to end social unrest, which included demonstrations protesting dismissal of public-sector workers, states that the Sandinista Front announced conditions for participating in the dialogue; among these conditions was the demand that the government "stop dismissing Sandinista supporters from public-sector jobs" (LARR: Caribbean & Central America 15 July 1997). Please find attached a copy of the news article, for your refernce.

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.

Reference

Latin American Regional Report: Caribbean & Central America [Lonodn]. 15 July 1997. "Sandinistas Back Street Protests; 'National Dialogue' Begins Without Main Opposition Party." (NEXIS)

Attachment

Latin American Regional Report: Caribbean & Central America [Lonodn]. 15 July 1997. "Sandinistas Back Street Protests; 'National Dialogue' Begins Without Main Opposition Party." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Central America NewsPak [Austin, Tex.]. Bi-weekly.

Central America Report [Guatemala City]. Weekly.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports. Daily.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. Weekly.

Latin American Weekly Report [London].

Latin American Special Reports [London].

News from Americas Watch [New York].

Online searches of media sources.

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.

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

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

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