Attacks against US embassy and consulates in Mexico

John Dyer filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F201234687
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From: Victor Michel

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I request any and all reports, analysis, documents and communications between the US Embassy in Mexico and the Department of State concerning attacks on US consulates and the embassy in the country during FY 2006 to 2012. Please advise on how many attacks with firearms or grenades were detected during that period.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Victor Michel

From: Department of State

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of State

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

I have forwarded this email to the correct inbox for reply.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Victor Michel,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated February 14, 2013, inquiring about an estimated completion date for your Freedom of Information Act request. At this time the Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS) is experiencing a backlog as well as a delay in responding to FOIA request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the appropriate office requesting an estimated completion date for your request. Information will be provided as it becomes available.

We greatly appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484. Please refer to your case control number.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michel,

Please provide the Department of State Case number that was sent to you in the acknowledgement letter. Your organization has a substantial number of requests. Your organization also consistently submits multiple requests for status updates on the same day. The Department of State keeps track of requests by case numbers. In the future when you request a status on a case please provide the case number in the subject line of your message. This will not only make it easier to find your case, it will facilitate a quick answer to your inquiry.

From: John Dyer

The case number is F-2012-34687

Thanks

Tom
MuckRock

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michael,

I checked the electronic notes on this case. The case is still open. The case has been assigned to an analyst. The search time varies. Each case is different and the search time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material. Please be advised that the estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is December 2013.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34687.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Tom Muckrock,

Thank you for inquiring on your case number F-2012-34687. Our Compliance and Research Division provided an estimated completion date(ECD) of December 31, 2013.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Katrina Wood
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34687.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34687.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michael,

I checked the electronic notes on this case. The case is still open. The case has been assigned to an analyst. The search time varies. Each case is different and the search time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

The estimated completion date for this case is: December 2013.

- ECDs are subject to change.

- ECDs are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34687.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Victor, Michael,

Thank you for inquiring on your case number F-2012-34687. As of today date 10/30/2013 the estimated completion date for December 31, 2013 is still current.

I hope this is information was helpful and please do not hesitate to either call us at: 202-261-8484 or send us an e-mail at: foistatus@state.gov<mailto:foistatus@state.gov>

Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34687.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michael,

I have contacted the Case Analyst to inquire if the estimated completion date for your case is still December 2013. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michael,

I received an estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst contacted the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material.

The new estimated completion date for this case is: October 2014.

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Dear Victor Michel,

This is in response to your e-mail dated November 29, 2013, inquiring about the status of your request. A search of records was initiated in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and the Embassy in Mexico. Those searches are continuing. Please be advised that the estimated completion date for your request has been changed from December 2013 to October 1, 2014.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34687.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34687.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

The estimated completion date for the subject request is October 2014. Regards,

From: FOIA Status

The estimated completion date for the subject request is October 2014. Regards,

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michael,

The electronic case notes indicate the searchers are still pending.

The estimated completion date for this case is: October 2014

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34687.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michael,

The electronic case notes indicate the searchers are still pending.

The estimated completion date for this case is: October 2014

- ECDs are subject to change.

- ECDs are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: Department of State

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of State

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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