Operation Condor on trial in Argentina

March 8, 2013

Pinochet and his generals in 1973. Photo Chas Gerretsen, Nederlands Fotomuseum

Democracy Now covers the historic trial targeting the infamous Operación Cóndor, through which right-wing Latin American dictatorships coordinate the repression of dissent:

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. The book brings together interviews and declassified intelligence records to reconstruct the once-secret events.

View and listen to the program here.