This memorandum records a State Department meeting to discuss Operation Condor. Concerned by Condor's assassination plans, the State Department will send separate instructions to the US ambassadors in South American countries.

In this telegram, the State Department acknowledges that while it accepts that crossborder intelligence sharing may be 'useful', it firmly opposes alleged plans to assassinate 'subversives' in Condor member countries and abroad. It calls the US Embassies to 'engage with the highest level of government' in Argentina, Bolivia, and Uruguay to dissuade such attacks.

The Chief of the CIA's Latin America Division, Raymond Warren, informs the CIA's Deputy Director of the potential political and security ramifications of Operation Condor.

In this memo from Raymond Warren, CIA Chief of the Latin American Division, to the Deputy Director of the CIA, Warren expresses concern that Condor's assassination plans could have ramifications for the CIA's liaisons with Condor intelligence services as well as Western intelligence services.

The US State Department instructs the US Embassies in South America on Operation Condor, following US government concerns regarding planned assassinations within and outside of member countries' territories.

This is a letter addressed to the Argentine dictator Videla from the Uruguayan politician, Wilson Ferreira who was a key non-leftist opponent of the Uruguayan dictatorship from his exile in Argentina. The letter follows the discovery of the bodies of Zelmar Michelini, Hector Gutierrez Ruiz, and two other unidentified Uruguayans.

This document is comprised of two parts. The first sheet is printed with the letterhead of Rio de Janeiro’s Serviço Nacional de Informações (National Information Service, SNI). It indicates that a list of subversive people wanted by the Uruguayan authorities is being sent to numerous Brazilian military agencies such as Rio de Janeiro’s Centro de Informações da Marinha (Navy Information Centre, CENIMAR) and Centro de Informações de Segurança da Aeroná (Aeronautics Safety Information Centre, CISA). The second sheet, signed by the Uruguayan army chief of staff General Luis Quierolo, requests that the people named on the list be captured for their links with subversive organisations. The sheet contains the name of each of the six people, together with their date of birth, their identity card number, and their most recent known address. The letter asks that the agents let the army’s general command know once the people have been arrested. The document is not signed.

Belief of Cuban commercial officers in Buenos Aires that the Argentine government was responsible for the kidnapping of two Cubans on 9th August 1976. The two Cubans were allegedly picked up and later killed by the Argentine State Intelligence Secretariat (SIDE) for their involvement with the Argentine People’s Revolutionary Army (ERP).

This document contains a series of telegrams from the US Embassy in Buenos Aires to the State Department. The telegrams express concern regarding the human rights situation in Argentina. The Embassy mentions that the Government of Argentina has admitted to killing 450 terrorists since the military coup but the real number remains unknown.

The final telegram urges the Argentine government to bring the security forces under control and flags the presence of 'unauthorised' persons and groups operating against leftist.

The document details the US State Department’s discussions with the US Ambassador to Uruguay, Ernest Victor Siracusa, regarding the security situation in Uruguay and Operation Condor.

This is a memorandum written by Assistant Secretary for Latin America, Harry Shlaudeman concerning a CIA-State Department meeting. Shlaudeman announces that 'we are not making a representation to Pinochet as it would be futile to do so', implying that there should be a discussion of alternatives as to how to face Pinochet.

The US Ambassador to Argentina informs the State Department that a missing Uruguayan child had been 'quietly returned to his grandmother'. A habeas corpus has been filed for the son, daughter, and daughter-in-law of Argentine poet, Juan Gelman.

This document outlines phase three of Operation Condor which involves carrying out operations (including assassinations) outside of member countries. It mentions the formation of special teams composed of agents from one or more member country. The document states that the assassination of Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier in Washington may, therefore, be attributed to Operation Condor.

This is a telegram from the US Embassy in Costa Rica to the State Department. Noting that there have been no recent reports indicating an intent to activate Operation Condor, the telegram tells the State Department that no further action should be taken.

This document contains intelligence from the Legal Attaché of the US Embassy in Argentina. Notably, it mentions that a special team is being trained in Buenos Aires to conduct Phase Three Condor operations in non-member countries. The team is composed of members of the Argentine Army Intelligence Service and the State Secretariat for Information. Their structure resembles that of a US special forces team.

This report published by Amnesty International provides an overview of the situation of refugees in Argentina prior to and following the military coup. It mentions the suspected operation of Uruguayan security forces on Argentine soil under the so-called 'Plan Mercurio' targeting Uruguayan leftists in Argentina. Argentine and Uruguayan security forces are suspected of jointly operating a clandestine detention centre in Argentina.

In this document, the US Embassy in Buenos Aires briefs the State Department in Washington that large numbers of refugees, mainly Uruguayan and Chilean nationals, have left Argentina over the past few months. A new piece of government regulation on 'illegal aliens' is raising alarms again.

Amnesty International calls for Argentine dictator Jorge Videla to investigate allegations that Uruguayan security forces had kidnapped Uruguayan citizens in Buenos Aires. These allegations come after Uruguayan former trade union activist Washington Perez testified before Amnesty International.

This is a CIA report which mentions that Argentine security forces had captured Patricio Biedman, leader of the Chilean Leftist Revolutionary Movement (MIR) and Mario Espinosa, the MIR's delegate to the Revolutionary Coordinating Junta (JCR).

The CIA reports that, on 1 September 1976, an 'International Desk' was created within the National Intelligence Center for investigating, identifying, and destroying Argentine 'subversives' with links to international guerrilla organisations, such as the Revolutionary Coordinating Junta (JCR).

The CIA reports that plans are going ahead for a training course in Buenos Aires for special Condor teams which will be deployed to conduct targeted operations against key political opponents in France, where the JCR is present.

En este documento, se menciona las actividades del Plan Cóndor en Mendoza, Argentina. El documento es firmado por Luis Felipe Alemparte Díaz, el seudónimo del agente chileno de la DINA, Enrique Lautaro Arancibia Clavel.

Following the assassination of the former Chilean Ambassador to the US, Orlando Letelier, the CIA postulates that Condor countries may be undertaking joint offensive actions on US soil. The CIA had distributed background information on Operation Condor to the State Department and FBI.

The US Embassy in Buenos Aires shares intelligence from an anonymous source connected to the Argentine Army Intelligence Service regarding Operation Condor. The document mentions that a special team has been organised in Argentina composed of member of the Argentine Army Intelligence Service and the State Secretariat for Information (SIDE), which are being prepared for possible future action under the third phase of Operation Condor (involving targeted attacks against high-level political opponents outside member countries).

This communication outlines the three phases of Operation Condor, according to a confidential source from the Argentine Army Intelligence Service. Notably, the document states that- as part of phase three- a special team had been organised in Argentine comprising members of the Argentine Army Intelligence Service and the State Secretariat for Information (SIDE), which was being prepared to carry out future operations in non-member countries.

Este documento registra el secuestro y traslado de los ciudadanos uruguayos, Jorge y Maria Emilia Zaffaroni por las fuerzas argentinas y uruguayas. Se sospecha que eran integrantes del movimiento de los Tupamaros.

This FBI document shares intelligence on the third phase of Operation Condor involving the planned assassination of key political opponents in non-member countries. Target countries identified in Europe include France and Portugal. The FBI states that it has no evidence that Condor plans to undertake activities in the US; however the involvement of Condor in the assassination of Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier in Washington is not 'outside the realm of possibility'.

Request to Buenos Aires if the information contained in Retel could be passed to select Portuguese sources and other responsible US agencies.

This telegram from the US Embassy in Uruguay to the State Department reports on the propaganda campaign by the Uruguayan military regime announcing the capture of 62 militants belonging to the Party for the Victory of the People (PVP). PVP militants who had been exiled in Argentina revoked their claims that they had been kidnapped by Argentine authorities to instead claim that they were infiltrating back into Uruguay with plans to carry out assassinations and sabotage. This is an attempt to cover up Operation Condor's crossborder activities.

This document contains a list of names of Argentine citizens who were being tracked down by the Argentine military and police authorities for having committed subversive acts. It requests that the said individuals must be immediately arrested and the agency must be informed of any citizens who are living in Brazil illegally. While those who are living in the country legally must be tracked down and kept under closed surveillance while the agency is being informed of their arrest. There are no individual signatures but a stamp can be seen at the bottom from the Brazilian military.

This Weekly Summary published by the CIA focuses on cooperation among the military regimes of South America. Although Operation Condor is not mentioned, it traces the original impetus for increased cooperation back to the Chilean coup in 1973.

This search request corresponds to two Argentine citizens, Ricardo Luiz Franco and Maria Catalina Benassi, who were accused of belonging to a subversive organisation called the Ejército Revolucionario del Pueblo (People’s Revolutionary Army, ERP). Franco and Benassi were both living in Porto Alegre (Brazil) at the time. The document asks for the two Argentines to be tracked down and arrested and for further relevant information to be shared. The document is not signed but there is a stamp belonging to the Departamento de Ordem Política e Social (Department of Political and Social Order, DOPS) operating in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.

In this document, the US Ambassador to Argentina and his Legal Attaché offer further reports on the abduction and assassination of two employees of the Cuban Embassy in Buenos Aires- Jesús Cejas Arias and Crescencio Galañena Hernández- by Argentine security forces during August 1976.

In this telegram, the US Embassy in Montevideo informs the State Department in Washington that rumours are circulating among the intelligence community regarding the alleged kidnapping of Uruguayan exiles- including the daughter of Uruguayan politician, Zelmar Michelini- in Argentina in July 1976. The Argentine security forces turned over some of the detainees to the Uruguayan security forces for interrogation.

This telegram from the US Embassy in Uruguay to the Secretary of State in Washington reports on the round up of militants from the Party for the Victory of the People (PVP) by the Uruguayan military regime. This includes the arrest of 22 PVP militants in Argentina and their subsequent refoulment to Uruguay.

The US Embassy reports on the cooperated psychological warfare between the Argentine and Uruguayan military regimes used to cover up the appearance of PVP militants disappeared in Argentina through the media.

In this document, the US Ambassador to Argentina reports on the return to Uruguay of PVP militants exiled in Argentina. According to the UNHCR, 12 out of 14 of the names on the list refer to Uruguayan refugees kidnapped in July and September 1976 and at least 40 more Uruguayans were disappeared during this period. The US Ambassador suspects that the kidnappings were carried out in a secret joint exercise by Uruguayan and Argentine security forces.

The CIA reports that the training course in Buenos Aires is underway for the special Condor Teams destined to carry out operations against high-level political opponents in Europe. The course is due to conclude by early December 1976.

This report mentions the plans for Condor to expand its activities to Europe. A training course is due to take place in early December 1976 in Buenos Aires. Two Uruguayans are expected to travel to Paris to perform unspecified activities. After allegedly finding out that the French knew about Operation Condor, Argentine and/or Chilean security officers informed the French security forces that Condor's operations in Europe would exclude France.

In this document, the CIA reports on a meeting which took place between Condor member countries in Buenos Aires from 13th to 16th December 1976 to discuss psychological warfare operations. This included an agreement whereby one member country agreed to publish propaganda in favour of another member country so that it could not be traced back to the benefitting country.

The advisory minister of the Brazilian Embassy in Buenos Aires in 1976, Marco Camilo Cortes, addresses the telegram to the Minister of Foreign Relations to whom she sends information about the passing of former Brazilian president João Goulart. News received by the consul in the Argentine city of Paso de los Libres, Ney Faria, suggests that the former president died from a heart attack while he was in Argentina, near the locality of Mercedes. Cortes writes that since necessary provisions are already being implemented, both via the consulate and directly at the frontier, he shall abstain from making an official contact with the Argentine authorities unless the Ministry instructs him to do so.

The advising minister of the Brazilian Embassy in Buenos Aires in 1976, Marcos Camilo Cortes, addresses the telegram to the Minister of Foreign Relations, notifying him of the arrival of former Brazilian president Goulart’s body to the Argentine city of Paso de los Libres. Cortes reports that the Brazilian consul in the city, Ney Faria, had confirmed that he had already actioned all the possible measures at his disposal but he wanted instructions from the Minister regarding the “delicate aspects of the case”. Cortes advises the Minister that, if he should choose to send special instructions to the consul Faria, that he send them via the Army’s radio due to the difficulties contacting Paso de los Libres via telephone.

The advising minister of the Brazilian Embassy in Buenos Aires in 1976, Marcos Camilo Cortes, reports that, former Brazilian president João Goulart’s coffin had crossed the international bridge to the Brazilian municipality of Uruguayaina and, from there, it would continue making its way to the Brazilian city of São Borja, according to the Brazilian consul in the Argentine city of Poso de los Libres. The consul added that everything had gone smoothly, including in Uruguayaina.

This CIA document reports that Argentina and one other Condor member country (name blocked out) had undertaken a failed operation against three targets in Argentina. This incident has raised doubts among the security forces of the unnamed member country regarding the effectiveness of crossborder cooperation given that too many individuals now know about Condor. 

This document records a conversation with the Regional Representative of the UNHCR, Robert Muller, following his 14-month-long visit to Argentina. Muller claims that, of the 14,000 refugees mandated by the UNHCR, around 2,000 have been resettled outside Argentina.

The report highlights that UNHCR relations with the Argentine military regime have improved owing to a certain level of cooperation to remove refugees from the country.

This CIA report discusses a meeting of Condor member countries which took place from 13th to 16th December in Buenos Aires. The main issue on the agenda was the discussion and planning of coordinated psychological warfare operations against political opponents in various member countries.

The CIA reports that the meeting of Condor member countries in December 1976 discussed difficulties regarding the accomplishment of responsibilities. Particularly, larger countries are failing to meet the expectation of providing greater human and financial resources than smaller member countries. 

Activities of Operation Condor outside of Condor countries. The document claims that the assassination of the former Chilean Ambassador to the US, Orlando Letelier, had shown the Condor countries that political assassinations of ‘extremists’ abroad had detrimental effects on Condor countries. It warns that such future activities would result in retaliatory measures by the US against the accused country.

The CIA reports that Operation Condor has begun to employ a communications system, for which each member country has been assigned a number beginning with Argentina - 1. 

Confirmation that the then Director of the Argentine State Secretariat for Intelligence (SIDE), General Carlos Enrique Laidlaw, had been named the new Chief for Operation Condor at the last meeting of Condor representatives in Buenos Aires. The document also reveals the psychological warfare conducted by Operation Condor through the media of member countries.


This CIA report claims that a general conference of Condor member countries is scheduled to take place in late February 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Each member country will be represented by a chief of delegation.

Subject: During a Condor conference held in Santiago, in late May 1976, the Condor members proposed the establishment of a special unit codenamed “Teseo” to carry out physical attacks against members and supporters of the JCR. Bolivia later declined to participate in Teseo.


This document reports that, during a meeting in Santiago in May 1976, Condor member countries committed to forming a unit called 'Teseo' to combat members of the leftist Revolutionary Coordinating Junta (JCR) and its supporters in France.

The US Consulate in Rio de Janeiro informs the State Department in Washington about charges made by the UNHCR's acting representative regarding the increasing security threats to Argentine political refugees in Brazil.

This telegram from the US State Department reports that the UNHCR office in Buenos Aires (Argentina) has been raided. The event may have been intended as a warning following the critical statements made by former Uruguayan senator Enrique Erro in Geneva about his detention in Argentina. 

The document claims that the UNHCR has 50 cases of Bolivian, Chilean, Paraguayan, and Uruguayan refugees in Argentina.

In this document addressed to the US Embassy in Paraguay, the State Department reports on the development of Condor from intelligence sharing to potential assassination operations outside of member countries. The security services of Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay originally committed to partaking in operations outside South America but Uruguay is now reconsidering further participation followed a failed mission.

This document records a conversation with the Regional Representative for the UNHCR, Robert Muller, regarding the situation of refugees in Argentina since the military coup in March 1976. Muller reports that high-profile cases including the death of Uruguayan exiles Gutierrez Ruiz and Zelmar Michelini and former Bolivian President Torres have raised alarm among the exile community in Argentina. He mentions the potential operation of Paraguayan security forces in Argentina against opponents of the Paraguayan military regime.

The CIA reports that a high-level official of the Ministry of the Interior has claimed that Operation Condor has become ineffective due to a lack of coordination between member countries.

In this report, the CIA members that all Condor member countries met in Buenos Aires from 13 to 16 December 1976 to review past activities and discuss future plans. The main item on the agenda was the discussion and planning of coordinated psychological warfare activities.

This report is addressed to the head delegate Dr. Silvio Pereira Machado. The unknown writer of this correspondence recounts that, on 15th April 1977, he or she accompanied two Argentine Federal Police officers to a meeting with the Colonel Felix de Souza in São Paulo under the request of the Argentine consul Julio Alfredo Freixas. The Argentine police asked for two Argentine citizens to be arrested while they were living in São Paulo. The unknown writer adds that on 19th April 1977, the Argentine police officers returned to Buenos Aires (Argentine), bringing two prisoners with them. The document is not signed.

This CIA document reports that a new countersubversive unit has been created within the Federal Security Section of the Argentine Federal Police to strengthen the fight against subversion (particularly the Montoneros). The new unit is organised by an officer from the Army's 601 Intelligence Battalion but is staffed by police personnel.

This telegram from the US Embassy in Brazil to the State Department reports that the UNHCR will be visiting Brazil to investigate the situation of refugees in the country. The UNHCR suspects that 1,000 Argentine citizens are seeking asylum in Brazil. The UNHCR flags the cooperation between the Bolivian and Argentine security forces for the refoulment of Argentine refugees but claims that the Brazilian security forces are yet to return Argentine exiles.

This CIA report claims that a training course was held in Buenos Aires to prepare Condor teams to carry out missions against high-profile individuals located outside of member countries including politicians, members of guerrilla movements, and activists from international human rights organisations.

The CIA reports that a special team has been formed to assassinate Argentine guerrilla leaders exiled in Europe. Following a failed initial attempt to assassinate the Head of the Montoneros, Mario Firmenich, in Spain, plans are now being formulated to kill Rodolfo Galimberti, a Montonero leader who is believed to be in Mexico.

In this document, the CIA reports on a secret meeting between representatives from all of Operation Condor's member countries, which took place from 13 to 16 December 1977 in Buenos Aires. The CIA mentions that it is unaware of any Condor operations taking place either in the US or Europe.

In this letter, the Chief of the DOPS, Sérgio Paranhos Fleury reiterates a previous request to the Argentine Consul in São Paolo. He asks for personal details such as the passport of Argentine citizen, Miguel Ángel Ricci, who at the time is being held at the DOPS detention centre in São Paolo. The letter is signed by Sérgio Paranhos Fleury, Chief of the DOPS.

This memorandum mentions that the CIA was continuing to monitor Condor but it was becoming increasingly difficult since member countries were tightening security.

This is a copy obtained by the CIA of the 'text of the agreement by Condor countries regulating their operations against subversive targets'- a detailed planning paper on financing, staffing, logistics, training, and selection of targets for Condor's 'Teseo' death squad operations. The Teseo Operations Centre would be based in Buenos Aires.

Text of the agreement by Condor countries regulating their operations against subversive targets is dated September 1976, entitled "Teseo Regulation, Operations Center,” which was distributed by the CIA in August 1977. It provides general guidelines for the overall planning of those operations to be undertaken, a staffing outline, financing, logistics, a selection of targets, communication and liaison, training and compartmentation and an end summary.

In this document addressed to the US Secretary of State in Washington, the US Consul in Rio de Janeiro mentions the report filed by Argentine refugee Guillermo Cesar Torres Castaños to the UNHCR. Torres Castaños claims to have been kidnapped in Brazil, where he was later tortured by both local security forces and Argentine Federal Police officers.

The document reports on the expansion of Condor's operations to Western Europe. Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina are allegedly the only member countries to have carried out plans for Western European operations and all assassination plans had been dropped by late 1976.  Brazil's dwindling attendance to Condor meetings and the potential entry of Peru are also mentioned.

The Argentine State Intelligence Service (SIDE) invited the Peruvian National Intelligence Service (SIN) to join the “Condor” group, subject to the approval of the other member countries. SIN agreed to a SIDE request to attempt to locate Argentine exiles in Peru.

The telegram writes that the governor of Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state, Leonel Brizola, arrived in Buenos Aires the previous night according to press reports. The military attaché is already in contact with the corresponding Argentine organisations to carry out the necessary arrangements. As soon as the requested information is received, it will be sent straight to the Ministry. The telegram comes from the Brazilian ambassador in Buenos Aires, Claúdio Garcia de Souza.

This document records information about the governor of Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state, Leonel Brizola that the military attaché had received from the Uruguayan Secretaría de Informaciones de Estado (State Information Secretariat, SIDE). Since his arrival in Buenos Aires, Leonel had been staying in an apartment on Uruguay Street. On the day that the telegram was sent, Brizola was due to leave the apartment for Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza International Airport, where he would take the 8pm flight to New York with various stopovers along the way. The telegram comes from the Brazilian ambassador in Buenos Aires, Claúdio Garcia de Souza.

The document recounts that Leonel Brizola and his companions did not embark on the Braniff flight to New York as originally planned. Rather, they later travelled on the flight no. 300 operated by  Aerolíneas Argentinas which covers the Buenos Aires- New York route, without the normal layover. The telegram is from Cláudio Garcia de Souza, Brazilian Ambassador to Argentina.

The US Embassy in Paraguay shares reports with the State Department that the Argentine government had allegedly offered to exchange Paraguayan doctor and Colorado Party member, Agustín Goiburú Giménez for a political prisoner whom the Argentine police had turned over to the Paraguayan police in 1976. The United States has expressed concerns regarding the whereabouts of Goiburú's fellow Colorado Party leader, Epifanio Méndez Fleitas.

This document reports the arrest and potential extradition to Paraguay of exiled head of Paraguay's Colorado Party (MOPOCO) Epifanio Mendez Fleitas and his son. 

In this document, the CIA reports on the pressure from the Argentine military regime for Paraguay to join "Teseo", an action unit established by member countries of Operation Condor to conduct physical attacks against political opponents of the Southern Cone's military regimes. Teseo is based at the 601 Intelligence Battalion in Buenos Aires.

This memorandum for the Secretary of State reports that it has been decided that the Ecuadorian and Peruvian intelligence services will be invited to join Operation Condor.

The CIA reports on the withdrawal of the Brazilian observers from Operation Condor. This comes after Brazil failed to send any representatives to the meeting in Buenos Aires on 3-6 October 1977.

This document from the US Embassy in Uruguay reports that Argentine Montonero Ruben de Gregorio was apprehended by the Uruguayan authorities upon attempting to enter Uruguay illegally while carrying arms. Ruben de Gregorio was turned over to the Argentine authorities.

This document addressed to the US Secretary of State from the US Ambassador to Argentina mentions the visit of the UN High Commissioner for Refugee's (UNHCR), Kevin Lyonette, to Argentina. Lyonette expressed concern regarding the potential arrest and refoulment of up to 25 Uruguayans living in Buenos Aires between December 1977 and January 1978.

Missing parliamentarian Jaime Feliciano Dri Lodi arrested in Montevideo during a round-up of security forces of Argentine Montoneros operating clandestinely in Uruguay.

This CIA document records that Ecuador has joined Operation Condor with the name Condor 7. The Ecuadorian Army is responsible for intelligence reporting and sharing through the Directorate General of Intelligence; the Navy is responsible for telecommunications; and the air force is responsible for psychological warfare.

This 'Weekly Report on International Terrorism' by the US government focuses on Ecuador's recent accession to Operation Condor in January 1978.

The US Embassy in Buenos Aires briefs the State Department in Washington on reports from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) regarding a list of Uruguayan nationals who were apprehended by Argentine security forces in December 1977.

The report records that, between 16th and 20th December 1977, the guerrilla group Montoneros held a meeting in Santos city situated in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. During this meeting, they discussed the operations to be carried out during the World Cup in Argentina. The Montoneros organisation is going to ramp up its operations during the World Cup, aiming to hijack the radio and television transmissions to spread messages against the Argentine government. The report is not signed.

Visit of representatives of West German, French and British Intelligence Services to Argentina to discuss methods for establishment of an anti-subversive organisation similar to “Condor”.

The CIA reports that representatives from West German, French, and British intelligence services had visited the Condor organisation secretariat in Buenos Aires in September 1977 to discuss methods of establishing an anti-subversive organisation similar to Operation Condor.

Por medio del presente documento, el director chileno de la Central Nacional de Informaciones envia al Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores una copia de la Acta clausura de la Primera Reunión Interamericana de Inteligencia Nacional.

In this document addressed to the US Secretary of State in Washington, the US Ambassador to Argentina flags the potential refoulment of 21 Uruguayan refugees exiled in Argentina. This issue was brought to the attention of Embassy staff in Buenos Aires by UNHCR officials.

This document contains a series of communications between the US Embassy in Buenos Aires and the State Department. In particular, the US Embassy reports that Uruguayan refugees are allegedly being held in an abandoned police facility in Quilmes (Argentina), according to a witness statement to the UNHCR.

In this interview at the US Embassy in Asuncion, a released political prisoner, Lidia Ester Cabrera de Franco recounts her arrest in Argentina and her detainment at the Investigations Police headquarters and Emboscada prison in Paraguay.

The interview alludes to victims who were disappeared during death flights. When Argentine dictator Videla visited the Paraguayan prison, the victim recalls that several Argentine prisoners were turned over to the Argentine authorities who had travelled in the President's aircraft, never to be seen again.

This document contains a forwarded copy of the CIA report on the Revolutionary Coordinating Junta (JCR).

Este documento es un reporte escrito por la "Secretariat International de Juristes pour l'Amnestie en Uruguay" en París. Menciona dos testimonios de personas recientemente liberadas en la Argentina y actualmente refugiadas en Europa que aportan información sobre las operaciones conjuntas de los militares uruguayos y argentinos contra los refugiados uruguayos en Argentina.

Intelligence appraisal: Latin America: Counterterrorism and Trends in Terrorism. The document identifies the influential service chiefs in Condor and provides a map with the codes of Condor member countries. It recounts the simultaneous decline in the strength of the JCR and development of Operation Condor.

In this report, the US Defense Intelligence Agency reports on the development of Operation Condor including the establishment of a communications network called Condortel. The operations centre will be based in Buenos Aires.