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Operation Condor

Operation Condor refers to the 1970s covert efforts to rid U.S.-backed dictatorships of progressive opponents or to topple progressive governments outright in South America.

Estimates include at least 60,000 deaths, thousands of disappearances and exiles, as well torture tactics. Victims included dissidents and leftists, union and peasant leaders, priests and nuns, students and teachers, intellectuals and suspected guerrillas.

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Operation Condor: In Numbers

 
Operation Condor

Argentina


Death Flights in Argentina

Declassified documents on Operation Condor reveal that the U.S. knew and assisted the Argentine dictatorship as it threw unconscious prisoners to their death in notorious “vuelos de la muerte,” or death flights. READ MORE

New Operation Condor Files Show Terror, Torture in Argentina

One of the documents highlighted by the archive was a National Security Council summary of the torture of Argentina's Alfredo Bravo, president of the Permanent Assembly for Human Rights. READ MORE

Chile

 
Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet (L) greets U.S Foreign Secretary Henry Kissinger (R) in 1976 as Operation Condor is launched

Nazis Trained and Supported Chile's Operation Condor Activities

A top-secret 1979 report to the U.S. Foreign Relations Committee reveals U.S.-backed Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet had help from former Nazis in training and supporting his Operation Condor activities. READ MORE

Ecuador

 
Former Ecuadorian President Jaime Roldos (4th from R) was killed in a plane crash in 1981

Operation Condor Docs Show US Wanted to Rig Election in Ecuador

Previously classified documents released earlier this week on Operation Condor have shed further light on how the U.S. controlled and meddled in Latin America politics in the 1970s, showing how the U.S. was tossing up the idea of “tinkering” with the outcome of elections in Ecuador as the victory of a left-wing president appeared likely. READ MORE

Europe

 
Protesters calling for the repatriation of Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, aka Carlos the Jackal, in Caracas, Venezuela in 2011

Operation Condor Tried to 'Liquidate' Human Rights Activists

The new declassified documents reveal that Operation Condor extended to missions in Europe aimed at wiping out leftist political exiles who had fled South America. READ MORE

US Targeted European Radicals, Carlos the Jackal

Newly released documents reveal that Operation Condor, an international network of right-wing Latin American intelligence agencies, targeted European militants, primary among them, Venezuelan member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, known as Carlos the Jackal. READ MORE

Regional Destabilization

 
Augusto Pinochet of Chile (L) and Jorge Rafael Videla (R) of Argentina were two of the region's most notorious U.S. backed dictators

Operation Condor Files Reinforce US Contempt for Latin America

The latest release of previously classified documents on Operation Condor reveals that the United States characterized Latin America as a region that wanted authoritarian and paternalistic rule, while showing how U.S. sponsored right-wing regimes viewed U.S. policy and their concerns over human rights. READ MORE

 
  • Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet (L) greets U.S Foreign Secretary Henry Kissinger (R) in 1976 as Operation Condor is launched.

    Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet (L) greets U.S Foreign Secretary Henry Kissinger (R) in 1976 as Operation Condor is launched. | Photo Creative Commons

  • Operation Condor was a multi-state military intelligence operation to hunt down opponents of U.S.-backed dictatorships in South America.

    Operation Condor was a multi-state military intelligence operation to hunt down opponents of U.S.-backed dictatorships in South America. | Photo AFP

  • Augusto Pinochet staged a coup against Chilean President Salvador Allenge with the support of the U.S. as part of Operation Condor.

    Augusto Pinochet staged a coup against Chilean President Salvador Allenge with the support of the U.S. as part of Operation Condor. | Photo Wikimedia Commons

  • An exhibit of images relating to human rights violations during Operation Condor in Sao Paolo, Brazil, September 23, 2014.

    An exhibit of images relating to human rights violations during Operation Condor in Sao Paolo, Brazil, September 23, 2014. | Photo EFE

  • In Chile

    In Chile's Plaza de Armas, people pay tribute to the thousands of victims under Pinochet's bloody rule. | Photo EFE

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