Operation Condor Trial Tackles Coordinated Campaign by Latin American Dictatorships to Kill Leftists

ANGLO AMERICA, LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN, MILITARISM, JUSTICE, IN-DEPTH VIDEOS, 11 Mar 2013

Amy Goodman & Juan González – Democracy NOW!

A historic trial underway in Argentina is set to reveal new details about how Latin American countries coordinated with each other in the 1970s and ’80s to eliminate political dissidents. The campaign known as “Operation Condor” involved military dictatorships in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

They worked together to track down, kidnap and kill people they labeled as terrorists: leftist activists, labor organizers, students, priests, journalists, guerrilla fighters and their families.

The campaign was launched by the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and evidence shows the CIA and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger were complicit from its outset.

We’re joined by John Dinges, author of “The Condor Years: How Pinochet and his Allies Brought Terrorism to Three Continents.”

 

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