Detention and disappearance of Brazilian exile, Edmur Péricles Camargo



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”).