Trump Leaks Operation Condor-Era Declassified Docs to Argentina

from TeleSur

Entitled “Secret/Exdis,” the declassified documents provide new insight into U.S. support for human rights abuses in South America.

U.S. President Donald Trump met with Argentine President Mauricio Macri on Thursday, handing over 931 declassified Department of State records related to Operation Condor.

Operation Condor was a Cold War-era campaign of violence across Latin America that resulted in tens of thousands of activist deaths. Throughout the operation, the U.S. government teamed up with right-wing military dictatorships to extinguish leftist movements.

Trump’s leak falls in line with former President Barack Obama’s promise to release intelligence documents about human rights abuses committed by the Argentine military dictatorship during the 1970s and 1980s.

Entitled “Secret/Exdis,” the declassified documents provide new insight into U.S. support for human rights abuses in Argentina and neighboring countries. Here’s what the reports divulged.

They describe Operation Condor as a trans-border, multinational effort by Southern Cone secret police services to “track down” and “liquidate” regime opponents, the National Security Archive reports.

They detail the role played by the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency, DIA, and other intelligence agencies in purposefully ignoring human rights abuses committed by the military dictatorship.

They reveal that the orchestrators of Operation Condor considered establishing “field offices” in the United States and Europe…

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