Paramilitary groups in Mexico-Michoacan

John Dyer filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2014-01347
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

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From: John Dyer

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 produced by the US embassy in Mexico City produced between January 1st 2013 and January 20th 2014 concerning the proliferation of "Grupos de Autodefensa" or self defence forces in the Mexican state of Michoacán. Please include any analysis produced by the US Embassy concerning the phenomena, as well as any on field reports provided by US Embassy personnel and US consulates.

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,

John Dyer

From: Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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 Jan. 23, 2014. 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-2014-01347.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Dyer,

This email is in reference to your email dated March 6, 2014 regarding case number F-2014-01347. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate office for action.
Best,
Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State

This email 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 Jan. 23, 2014. 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-2014-01347.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

The estimated completion date is September 12, 2014.

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 Jan. 23, 2014. 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-2014-01347.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. John Dyer,

The Statutory Compliance and Research Division Center provided an estimated completion date for September/2014.
Regards,
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 Jan. 23, 2014. 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-2014-01347.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Dyer,

Your estimated completion date is September 2014.
Best,

Jennine A. Daniels
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 Jan. 23, 2014. 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-2014-01347.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Dyer,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated November 20, 2014, inquiring about the status of your request. Please be advised that a copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Information regarding the status will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

We 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 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

At this time the estimated completion date is May 2015.
Best,
Jennine A. Daniels
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 Jan. 23, 2014. 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-2014-01347.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

At this time the estimated completion date is May 2015.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
US Department of State
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 Jan. 23, 2014. 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-2014-01347.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Dyer,

The Department’s electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date for this case is: June 2015

- 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

Mr. Dyer,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a new estimated completion date for your case. 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: Department of State

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

From: Department of State

A first set of responsive documents from the agency, with more to be sent at a specified date.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

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 Jan. 23, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-00024-FR.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Dear John Dyer,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated July 8, 2015 to the Department of State, Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS) inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. The case number that you provided (#15-00024-FR) is not a State Department case control number. This may be a control number for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484.

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 Jan. 23, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number ##15-00024-FR.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Dyer–I am looking into your case control number F-2014-01347. As soon as I receive the information from the case Analyst I will email you back. A copy of your email has been forwarded to the case Analyst as well.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

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

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Dyer,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The documents are under review. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date for this case is November 2015.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, 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) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

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

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Dyer,

Our records indicate this case has been closed and that a letter to you was mailed on 12-5-2015 with appeal rights.

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

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

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