This is a report by the US Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) which analyses the decoupling of the US and the military regimes of the Southern Cone in light of the regimes' authoritarian tactics and heightened public concern in the US regarding human rights violations. The report is not dated.
This document contains a list of names of Uruguayans arrested in Argentina and imprisoned in Uruguay. The document is not signed.
This report recounts the operation of the detention, torture, and imprisonment of the Brazilian exile Jefferson Cardim de Alencar Osario, along with his son, and his nephew, in Buenos Aires on 11th December 1970 and their arrival at Buenos Aires port from Colonia (Uruguay). The operation was coordinated and carried out by military attachés belonging to the Brazilian embassy in Buenos Aires and agents of the Coordinación Federal (Federal Coordination) of the Argentine Federal Police. Even though the report is not signed, it is known that the military attaché was Nilo Caneppa da Silva.
This report was originally written in the Brazilian Embassy in Uruguay. It analyses the situation of refugees and Brazilian exiles in Uruguay, which fall under three main boxes according to their legal status: 1) political asylum seekers, 2) refugees (political or not), and 3) permanent residents. Among the political exiles to receive asylum from the president of Uruguay were important figures such as João Goulart, Leonel Brizola, and Jefferson Cardim. The report dedicates several paragraphs to Goulart and Brizola, detailing their activities including Goulart’s potential trips to the United States and France and Brizola’s confinement in the small resort town of Atlántida in Uruguay. Whereas political refugees were individuals who entered Uruguay either illegally or with a tourist visa. The border between Brazil and Uruguay facilitated the movement of people and the possibility of accessing “territorial” asylum. Finally, permanent residents were people who had the right to apply for Uruguayan nationality on legal grounds.
This report recounts the operation that took place on 16th June 1971, leading to the detention and subsequent forced disappearance of the Brazilian exile Edmur Péricles Camargo. Argentine police officers forcibly dragged Camargo from a LAN-Chile plane, which had just arrived at Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza International Airport on a layover between Santiago (Chile) and Montevideo (Uruguay). A Brazilian Airforce (FAB) plane landed in Buenos Aires on 17th June and travelled to the Galeão Air Base in Rio (Brazil) with Camargo on board, escorted by Brazilian agents. The report is not signed but there is a stamp which reads “Adido do Exército” (“Army Attaché”) and “Uruguai” (“Uruguay”).
This report records that the Brazilian exile Edmur Péricles Camargo, nicknamed “Gauchão”, travelled on the LAN No.153 flight from Santiago (Chile) to Montevideo (Uruguay). He was carrying three letters with him: the first, which was addressed to a Uruguayan doctor, was actually a communication between Brazilian exiles in Uruguay and the Tupamaros guerrilla organisation. Edmur had been told not to contact Leonel Brizola and his followers in Uruguay. There is no signature and only a stamp can be seen at the bottom.
This report records that Brazilian exiles in Chile were worried about the disappearance of Edmur Péricles Camargo. In response, they handed a document to the Chilean Interior Ministry recounting Camargo’s trajectory and his journey to Montevideo on 16th June 1971 for health reasons. Camargo was due to return on 10th July but he had not contacted any of his comrades, who had received information that he had been kidnapped by Argentine and Brazilian police agents and later handed over to the Brazilian authorities. There is no signature and only a stamp can be seen at the bottom.
The CIA reports that General Sergio Arellano, Commander of the Second Division of the Chilean Army, has left Santiago on a special mission to Buenos Aires at the request of the Junta leadership.
This report recounts that Joaquim Pires Cerveira and other Brazilian exiles in Chile suspected that an aeronautics attaché in Buenos Aires was responsible for Edmur Camargo’s disappearance. Cerveira was able to get hold of copies of records from the airline LAN-Chile confirming that Camargo had been forced to get off the aeroplane signed by the pilot in Ezeiza. This information clarifies doubts as to whether Camargo was actually arrested. There is no signature and the document is stamped at the bottom.
This document recounts that the Cuban Intelligence Directorate (G2) agent, Sonia Lafoz was having a romantic affair with the former Brazilian naval attaché, Joaquim Cerveira in Chile. He disclosed to Sonia that, after having received information about Edmur Camargo’s trip, he had contacted the aeronautic attaché in Buenos Aires, who was going to lead the operation to arrest Camargo. The news spread quickly among Brazilian exiles. Sonia managed to convince Cerveira to give her Camargo’s flight details. She was in fact a friend of Camargo’s and also infiltrated the Brazilian Embassy through the naval attaché. The document is unsigned and only a stamp can be seen at the bottom.
This report recounts that one of Brizola’s relatives, João Calixto, took a three-day trip from Porto Alegre (Brazil) to Montevideo (Uruguay) to deliver a report about the military situation in Brazil. The report states that the former governor of Rio Grande do Sul state (southern Brazil) would be “inactive” from thereafter, considering that nothing more could be done in Brazil. Brizola was living in an estancia in the Uruguayan department of Durazno. The letter is unsigned and stamped at the bottom.
In this document, the Brazilian Centro de Informações do Exterior (Centre of Foreign Information, CIEX) requests information about the Brazilian national Sydney José Marques in order to confirm if he is the same person as Sydney Marques, the member of the Brazilian Revolutionary Communist Party’s (Partido Comunista Revolucionário) leadership. It also requests any further information to help identify Sydney Marques. The letter is unsigned and only a stamp can be seen at the bottom.
This letter is composed of two parts. The head of the Foreigners’ Specialized Branch of São Paulo Police (Brazil), Homero Honorio Ferreira, writes to the general director of São Paulo Police, Lucio Vieria. Ferreira forwards a receipt to Vieria that he had received from the Argentine police at the Iguazú Police Precinct when they seized four Argentine citizens who were living undercover in Brazil. The Argentines were handed over by the Brazilian police and held at the police station while their records were being investigated. The report is accompanied by the attached receipt from the Iguazú Police Precinct. The document is signed by the head delegate, Homero Honorio Ferreira.
This report by the US Department of Defense Intelligence forwards information regarding the close liaison between the Uruguayan and Chilean armies to interrogate the large numbers of Uruguayan political refugees in Chile, many of whom are assumed to be Tupamaros.
This report forwards information on the close liaison in September 1973 between the Uruguayan Army and the Chilean Army to deal with the large number of Uruguayans in Chile, many of whom are presumed to be Tupamaro guerrilla fighters. The report notes that Uruguay has a small team of officers working at the Chilean Army’s Headquarters in Santiago in order to review the status of all Uruguayans in Chile.
The US Embassy in Santiago briefs the State Department in Washington on reports from Brazilian nationals released from detention in Chile's National Stadium. The Brazilian detainees highlighted that they had been interrogated by individuals speaking fluent Portuguese who they assumed to be officers from the Brazilian police or military.
The US Embassy in Buenos Aires briefs the State Department in Washington that the leftist People's Revolutionary Army (ERP) had captured 6 news people, including 2 US nationals, in order to hold a conference with them.
In this document, the US Embassy in Chile briefs the State Department on Pinochet's visits to Paraguay and Argentina. The US Embassy in Santiago declares to the Secretary of State that it is aware of close intelligence and security police ties between Chile and Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay etc.
This is a document produced by the US Department of Defense Intelligence which shares the official decree on the creation of the Chilean National Intelligence Directorate (DINA). It includes a translation of the decree published in the Chilean newspaper El Diario.
In this document, the CIA reports that elements in the Chilean government are attempting to locate and assassinate major leftist leaders in Europe. Chilean naval reserve officers have been deployed to Europe.
This document mentions that the Chilean security services are working with Argentine, Brazilian, and Uruguayan officers for the interrogation of political opponents. It is also reported that the Chilean services have been sending officers to Brazil for intelligence training and Brazilian officers were sent to Chile as advisors during the early day's of Pinochet's regime.
This report states that the Brazilian private consulate in the Argentine city of Alvear had received a tip-off from the customs authorities at Brazil’s Itaqui Port that the Argentine Alberto Rosales had entered Brazilian territory via the port on 26th August 1974, travelling in a red car and accompanied by a woman. Rosales was on a wanted list in Argentina and had received a prison order, according to information provided by the customs authorities in Alvear. The document is unsigned.
This document recounts that the Argentine Federal Police had completed an operation in hotels in Buenos Aires in order to seize weapons. In the Hotel Madrid, two Brazilians, one Bolivian, and a Uruguayan were arrested, all of whom were political exiles who had arrived from Chile through the Argentine Embassy. Appendix a) mentions other Brazilian citizens, specifically the former major Joaquim Pires Cerveira and João Batista Rita, who had supposedly been handed over to the Brazilian authorities. Appendix b) shares news from Rio (Brazil) and mentions the Brazilian Church’s concern regarding the whereabouts of the political asylums including Cerveira. (Appendices a) and b) are not included). There is no signature.
The US Embassy in Montevideo informs the State Department in Washington about five bodies with bullet wounds found at a roadside near Montevideo. The deceased are believed to be members of the Uruguayan movement, Tupamaros, but they are dressed in Argentine-made clothing which raises questions concerning the potential involvement of the Argentine military regime.
Robert W. Schrerrer, Agregado de Asuntos Legales en la Embajada Estadounidense en Argentina escribe al Inspector Jaime Vázquez Alcaíno sobre la detención del militante chileno del MIR Jorge Fuentes Alarcón en Asunción, Paraguay luego de entrar al país ilegalmente.
Documents of the Revolutionary Coordinating Junta (JCR) related to its activities in Europe and Latin America. The document reports that the JCR met with human rights organisations in Geneva regarding the situation of political refugees. Subsequently, it indicates the whereabouts of certain JCR members.
The Secretary of State in Washington writes to the US Embassy in Argentina about concerns raised by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) regarding the refoulment and assassination of Chilean refugees in Argentina and the mistreatment of UNHCR personnel on the ground.
The US Ambassador to Argentina briefs the State Department on the two confirmed Chilean refugees killed in Argentina since January 1975, Sergio Montenegro Godoy and Victor Oliva.
US Embassy in Buenos Aires briefs Secretary of State on deaths and disappearances of Chilean extremists and suspects the involvement of the Argentine government including cooperation with the Chilean government and with governments of Paraguay and Uruguay.
En este documento, el agente chileno Enrique Lautaro Arancibia Clavel (alias 'Luis Felipe Alemparte') escribe a la DINA. Comparte inteligencia sobre la JCR proveniente del coronel argentino, José Osvaldo Ribeiro ('Rawson') y menciona que Rawson viajará a Santiago para investigar el tema.
Rawson ha propuesto la idea de formar 'una central de inteligencia coordinada entre Chile, Argentina, Uruguay y Paraguay'.
This is a memorandum from the US State Department addressed to members and participants of the Working Group/ Cabinet Committee to Combat Terrorism. The State Department reports that the JCR has largely been defeated by the security forces in the Southern Cone.
El agente chileno, Enrique Lautaro Arancibia Clavel (alias 'Luis Felipe Alemparte') escribe a la DINA en Santiago. El coronel argentino José Osvaldo Ribeiro (alias 'Rawson') se ha enterrado que las fuerzas paraguayas han entregado al militante del MIR Jorge Fuentes Alarcón ('Trosko') a las fuerzas chilenas.
En este documento, el agente de la DINA, Enrique Lautaro Arancibia Clavel (alias 'Luis Felipe Alemparte') informa a sus superiores del malestar de José Osvaldo Ribeiro (alias 'Rawson') porque no ha sido invitado al congreso en Santiago (por el cual se establecerá el Plan Cóndor). En lugar de Rawson, se ha invitado a un delegado de la SIDE. Seguido al reciente desarrollo de la JCR, Rawson viajará a Santiago.
En este documento, el agente chileno de la DINA Enrique Lautaro Arancibia Clavel (conocido por su alias 'Luis Felipe Alemparte') escribe a sus superiores en la DINA. Por medio del colonel argentino Jose Osvaldo Riveiro (alias 'Rawson'), se ha confirmado que el militante del MIR Claudet Fernández ha sido asesinado y el lider del MIR Edgardo Enríquez se encuentra en Buenos Aires.
En este memorándum, el agente de la DINA chilena, Enrique Arancibia Clavel escribe a sus superiores. Arancibia Clavel menciona su reunión con 'Rawson' (José Osvaldo Ribeiro), agente del Batallón de Inteligencia 601 del Ejército Argentino. Rawson confirmó el asesinato del militante del MIR, Jean Ives Claudet Fernández. Se está tratando de localizar a Edgardo Enríquez, líder del MIR.
Arancibia Clavel menciona que pronto Rawson viajará a Santiago con el fin de saber las novedades de la JCR y del MIR. Arancibia Clavel quiere convencer a sus superiores en la DINA que invitan a Rawson al congreso en Santiago en la cual se establecerá el Plan Cóndor.
Enrique Lautaro Arancibia Clavel, agente chileno de la DINA (conocido por su alias Luis Felipe Alemparte Díaz) comenta sobre la situación política y económica de la Argentina durante la fase previa al golpe de estado.
Este documento contiene la acta original y la traducción de la acta de clausura de la primera reunión interamericana de inteligencia nacional que tuvo lugar el 28 de noviembre de 1975 en Santiago de Chile.
Se confirma que el líder del Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria (MIR), Miguel Enríquez se encuentra en Buenos Aires por el coronel José Osvaldo Ribeiro (conocido por su alias 'Rawson'). Se planea la captura de Enríquez con el fin de combatir el MIR y la JCR.
This document contains a list of Uruguayans who disappeared in Argentina in 1976 and reappeared in Uruguay.
The US Embassy in Uruguay writes to the State Department about the case of Ruben de Gregorio: a Montonero who was captured while trying to enter Uruguay and later handed over to the Argentine security forces.
The US Ambassador to Uruguay informs the State Department about his discussion with Uruguayan Commander-in-Chief General Julio Vadora and the Army Chief of Staff, General Luis Queirolo regarding the human rights situation in the country.
El Director de la DINA Exterior, conocido por su alias 'Santiago-Luis Gutierrez' confirma que se ha contactado con el coronel José Osvaldo Ribeiro del Batallón de Inteligencia 601 del Ejército Argentino (conocido por su alias 'Rawson') para proponer una posible colaboración entre la DINA de Chile y la SIDE de Argentina. Rawson ha pedido apoyo financiero de la Argentina.
En este memorandum, 'Luis Gutierrez' (el alias del director de la DINA Exterior) dice que el coronel argentino José Osvaldo Ribeiro, agente del Batallón de Inteligencia 601 ha indicado que la Secretaría de Informaciones del Estado de Argentina está dispuesto a colaborar con la DINA de Chile.
Este documento contiene inteligencia sobre una reunión del Partido Revolucionario de los Trajadores - Ejército del Pueblo (PRT-ERP) en Morón, Provincia de Buenos Aires incluyendo la muerte de cuatro integrantes por parte de las fuerzas de seguridad.
This is a memorandum written by Chilean DINA agent Enrique Lautaro Arancibia Clavel (signed with his alias 'Luis Felipe Alemparte Diaz'). It mentions that Osvaldo Rawson is offering to hand over a 'packet' in Mendoza (Argentina).
This is a communication from Chilean DINA agent Enrique Lautaro Arancibia Clavel (signed with his alias Luis Felipe Alemparte Díaz) which mentions the expansion of the DINA's network in Mendoza, Argentina.
This CIA document reports that the international press has published statements of leaders of the Chilean Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR) in exile lamenting the disappearance and presumed arrest by Argentine authorities of MIR leader, Edgardo Enriquez.
The US Embassy in Chile reports to the State Department that top Chilean MIR leader, Edgardo Enriquez is dead.
In this telegram, the US Embassy in Buenos Aires briefs the State Department in Washington on the Argentine regime's alleged plans to deport Chilean refugees.
In this document, the State Department in Washington writes to the US Embassy in Buenos Aires regarding reports of the alleged torture of Chilean refugees in Argentina and their refoulment to Chile. The State Department asks the Embassy for advice about how it should respond to further inquiries.
This is a telegram from the US Embassy in Buenos Aires to the State Department regarding the situation of Chilean refugees in Argentina. The Embassy suspects that there is crossborder cooperation between Argentine and Chilean security forces.
An FBI legal attaché shares intelligence from a source in Rio de Janeiro who expresses concern regarding Brazilian exiles returning from Argentina who 'may utilize their considerable experience against targets within Brazil'.
The United States Mission to the United Nations in New York reports to the State Department that former Uruguayan legislators Zelmar Michelini and Hector Gutierrez Ruiz have been arrested in Argentina. The message highlights the 'symbolic significance' of Michelini within the exile community.
The US Embassy in Buenos Aires briefs the State Department on the arrest of renowned Uruguayan exiles, Zelmar Michelini and Hector Gutiérrez Ruiz, in Argentina.
The US State Department writes to the US Embassy in Buenos Aires after the bodies of four Uruguayan nationals, including Zelmar Michelini and Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz, were found in an abandoned car. The Uruguayans had been shot.
This telegram from the US Embassy in Buenos Aires to the State Department reports that the appearance of the bodies of Uruguayan legislators Zelmar Michelini and Hector Gutierrez Ruiz in Argentina has raised safety concerns among Uruguayan exiles in Argentina. These high-profile assassinations have led to increased criticism of the Argentine military regime in the press.
The document provides information regarding the appearance of 10 bodies in Uruguay. Investigations were being carried out into a list of 10 names alleged by the ICJ to be missing prisoners or to have disappeared in Uruguay. Four of the persons allegedly belonged to the MLN-Tupamaros.
The State Department in Washington warns the US Embassy in Buenos Aires that there are growing public concerns in the US among Congress, universities, and the media regarding the disappearances and violence in Argentina. According to the State Department, the recent murder of Uruguayan parliamentarians Zelmar Michelini and Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz indicate that the situation, there, is spiralling out of control.
In this document, the US Embassy in Chile responds to a telegram from the US State Department to the Embassies of the Southern Cone expressing concern regarding the international ramifications of the violent assassinations of political figures abroad. The Embassy suspects that the death of Chilean refugees could have resulted from institutional cooperation between the Chilean military regime and groups or governments abroad.
This is a report produced by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) regarding the assassination of Uruguayan legislators Zelmar Michelini and Hector Gutierrez Ruiz. WOLA asserts that their abduction and assassination must have been instigated by the Uruguayan government and carried out by the Argentine government.
In this document, the US Ambassador to Brazil briefs the State Department in Washington on the case of a Brazilian national, Maria Regina Marcondes Pinto who was arrested by the Argentine authorities in Buenos Aires and handed over to the Chilean regime.
The US Embassy in Buenos Aires informs the State Department that the body of former Bolivian President Juan Jose Torres has been found in Argentina. This event- alongside the recent assassinations of Uruguayan legislators Zelmar Michelini and Hector Gutierrez- lead the Embassy to suspect that the murders are part of a campaign to target leftist refugees in Argentina in order to spread fear among the entire exile community.
In this document, the US Assistant Secretary of State, Harold Saunders writes to the Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger about the recent assassinations of former Bolivian President Juan Jose Torres and Uruguayan legislators Zelmar Michelini and Hector Gutierrez. These high-profile cases lead Saunders to question the degree of regional cooperation.
This is a telegram from the US Embassy in Argentina addressed to the State Department in Washington and the US Embassies in Uruguay, Chile, and Brazil. It mentions that around fourteen refugees from South American countries have been either captured or killed in a raid in an Argentine province on 29 March 1976. The Embassy reports that Chilean leader of the Revolutionary Left Movement (MIR) was abducted during the raid and was, probably, assassinated afterwards. Brazilian national, Maria Regina Marcondes Pinto may have, also, been captured by Argentine security forces and handed over to Chilean security forces.
This is a warning from the US State Department to the US Embassies of Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Brazil, and Bolivia regarding the potential international repercussions of the violent deaths of nationals of their respective countries abroad. The State Department asks for evidence of international arrangements for the assassination and/or refoulment of refugees.
This is a transcript of a conversation between the US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the Argentine Foreign Minister César Augusto Guzzetti. Kissinger refuses to help the Argentine military regime with its counterterrorist activities.
In this telegram, the State Department reports on the situation of refugees in Argentina and claims that 'it is possible but not proved' that regional governments are cooperating to eliminate high-profile political opponents.
In this document, the US Embassy in Buenos Aires suspects that Argentine security forces were involved in the murders of Uruguayan politicians Zelmar Michelini and Hector Gutierrez Ruiz.
In this telegram, the US Embassy in Buenos Aires informs the State Department about the abduction of 24 Chilean refugees and one Paraguayan in Argentina. The US Embassy calls into question the Argentine dictatorship's response which originally attributed the abductions to illegal police and military groups.
In this document, the US Embassy in Buenos Aires briefs the State Department on the aftermath of the kidnapping and release of twenty four refugees (mainly Chileans) under UNHCR protection in Buenos Aires in June 1976.
This document contains a list of refugees including nationals from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Italy, Paraguay, Spain, Peru, and Uruguay who are detained or missing in Argentina in June 1976. The document mentions the abduction of 25 (mainly Chilean) refugees in Buenos Aires on 10 June after a list was stolen from the refugee agency in Buenos Aires.
The US Embassy in Montevideo writes to the State Department with intelligence surrounding the suspected political activities of Uruguayans Zelmar Michelini and Hector Gutierrez.
The US Ambassador in Montevideo shares further information with the State Department regarding the activities of Uruguayan legislators and opponents of the military regime, Zelmar Michelini and Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz. The Argentine authorities suspect that Michelini is involved with the Revolutionary Coordinating Junta (JCR) in Argentina.
In this report, the CIA recognises that the security forces of several South American countries may be working together in actions against political refugees in Argentina. This comes after three key recent incidents: 1) armed men ransacked the offices of the Argentine Catholic Commission on Immigration and stole records on thousands of refugees, 2) renowned Uruguayan exiles, Zelmar Michelini and Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz and former Bolivian President were killed in Argentina, and 3) reports of the death of Chilean national and founder of the Revolutionary Left Movement (MIR), Edgardo Enríquez.
This CIA document reports on a Condor meeting which took place from 31st May to 2nd June 1976. It is announced that a centralised database will be created.
The communication recounts a meeting of Operation Condor member countries held from 31st May to 2nd June 1976 in Argentina. The security services agreed upon two forms of cooperation: intelligence sharing and covert operations against the Revolutionary Coordinating Junta (JCR) and other guerrilla groups.
In this telegram sent to the State Department, the US Ambassador to Uruguay claims that 'the US has long urged [countries in the Southern Cone] to increase their cooperation for security'. The Ambassador argues that a coordinated, regional approach to security is justified to counter the armed groups who are coordinating their regional activities through the JCR.
In this telegram sent to the US Embassy in Montevideo, the US Embassy in Buenos Aires shares intelligence from victims' testimonies before the UNHCR indicating that Uruguayan security offices were involved in kidnappings of refugees in Buenos Aires in June 1976 in collaboration with local security forces.
CIA on Operation Condor including a separate agreement by Uruguayan intelligence to operate covertly in Paris with Argentine and Chilean counterparts against the Revolutionary Coordinating Junta and other leftist subversive groups.
Cooperation between the intelligence and security forces of Argentina; leftist subversive actions during the period 25th June to 2nd July 1976; the reorganization of the Montoneros.
This document contains three messages from the CIA. The first contains intelligence regarding the crossborder travel of agents from Condor member countries to support countersubversive operations in Argentina. The second and third documents examine the activities and reorganisation of the Montoneros guerrilla movement in Argentina.
In this telegram, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the State Department, Harry Shlaudeman writes to the Secretary of the State Department regarding the recent appeal of the UN High Commission for Refugees to the US and 33 other countries requesting the urgent resettlement of one thousand refugees in Argentina, alongside further refugees in the future.
The US Embassy in Buenos Aires briefs the State Department on the increasing danger to political refugees in Argentina, following the disappearance of 30 Uruguayans the previous week including the daughter of murdered Uruguayan Senator Zelmar Michelini.
“Condor”: A Cooperative Program of the Intelligence Services of Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil to Counter Terrorism and Subversion; Basic Mission of “Condor” Teams Sent to France.
This report shares intelligence on plans for a phase three of Operation Condor involving targeted assassinations against high-level opponents of the military regimes located in non-member countries. Europe will, allegedly, be the main country involved in planned operations in France.
Comments by a senior Bolivian official on the “Condor” program. The Bolivian official claimed that special teams were being organised to pursue JCR targets in France and that later similar targets in other countries would be pursued.
In this telegram sent to the State Department, the US Embassy in Buenos Aires argues that recent US reports are wrongly reducing Condor to intelligence sharing. The US Embassy suggests that there is strong evidence that Argentine, Chilean, and Uruguayan agents are travelling across borders to collaborate with local security forces.
The CIA reports that the intelligence services of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay were preparing specially trained teams to mount offensive operations beyond their borders. The FBI emphasises that it will need to take precautions to ensure that it does not become associated with such activity.
Arrest by Argentine authorities of 30 Uruguayan subversives. Among those captured was Margarita Michelini, daughter of the Uruguayan Senator Zelmar Michelini who was assassinated as part of Operation Condor.
In this document, the CIA shares intelligence from an anonymous source regarding the selection of targets for special Condor teams which are due to operate in Europe. According to the source, Condor teams being sent to France will aim to target high-level leaders of guerrilla organisations. Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay are identified as suspected to be the main protagonists in such operations outside South America.
This is a CIA memorandum from a meeting which discussed the 'disturbing developments' in Condor's 'operational attitudes' to include attacks against guerrilla leaders.
In this telegram addressed to the State Department, the US Embassy in Buenos Aires reports that Chilean union leader, Muñoz Salas is seeking resettlement outside Argentina through the UN High Commission for Refugees. Muñoz Salas claims that he and his family were abducted and tortured by Argentine police officers, despite that he was not involved in any political activity in Argentina.
This memorandum from a State Department meeting reports that Condor is adopting an increasingly 'active' role and is turning towards tracking down and carrying out attacks against leaders of guerrilla organisations. The French security services have been alerted that Condor may be planning on carrying out operations against JCR leaders in Paris.
In this memo, the Assistant Secretary of State, Harry Shlaudeman expresses concern regarding regional cooperation in the Southern Cone to eradicate subversion. Shlaudeman claims that the repercussions of which for the Western hemisphere are 'disturbing'.
In this document, the CIA reports on the planned Condor operations to liquidate key political opponents of the military regimes who are exiled in Europe. Special mixed teams have been established and these 'Condoreje' officers will undertake a training course in Buenos Aires prior to their deployment to Europe.
In this report, the CIA provides an overview of the structure of Operation Condor including 'Condortel', which will manage the communications aspects, and 'Condoreje', which will be responsible for the operational activities. The CIA also comments on Operation Condor's planned activities including the selection of targets for the special teams which will operate in Europe.
In this staff note, the CIA mentions that Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay have committed to expanding their joint security operations to include the assassination of high-level opponents in Western Europe.
The US Ambassador to Argentina informs the State Department in Washington that embassies in Argentina are expressing concern regarding cases of missing or arbitrarily detained foreign nationals taking place in the country.
In this document, the CIA reports that Brazil had refused to partake in Condor operations against key political opponents in Europe. For now, Brazil will limit its contribution to the provision of equipment for the communications network, Condortel.
This CIA report notes that the Condor member countries have decided to suspend their plans to operate in Europe until Brazil decides whether it wishes to participate. For now, Brazil's participation will be limited to the provision of equipment for the Condortel communications network. Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay committed to operating in Europe (mainly France). A training course has been set up in Buenos Aires for such operations.