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.
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 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 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.
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.
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'.
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 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.
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 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 US Embassy in Paraguay reports to the State Department that a secret meeting took place between the chiefs of intelligence of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and perhaps Bolivia. The meeting, reportedly, ended badly due to tensions between Argentina and Chile regarding the Beagle Channel case.
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.
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.
The US Embassy in Chile reports to the State Department that top Chilean MIR leader, Edgardo Enriquez is dead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
CIA reports that the Chilean navy is working to locate and assassinate major leftist leaders in Europe
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 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.
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.
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.
In this document, the US Ambassador to Paraguay reports on his second meeting with the Chief of Staff in charge of the high-profile case of the assassination of Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier in Washington. The Chief of Staff General Alejandro Fretes Davalos pointed to a document indicating the coordination between security forces in South America to share intelligence and carry out the detention and refoulment of 'subversives'. The document mentions the existence of a protected communications system ('Condortel') at a US military base in Panama.
FBI statement to Chilean government following assassination of Chilean politician Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt in Washington
This document summarises a statement from the FBI which will be presented to the Chilean government, following the death of Chilean politician Orlando Letelier in Washington. The FBI indicates that there is strong evidence that, beyond intelligence sharing, international operations are also part of the Operation Condor system.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Media exposure foiled an attempt by Peruvian and Argentine security forces to secretly return Montoneros arrested in Peru to Argentina. The Peruvian police were able to identify and arrest the alleged Montoneros thanks to assistance received from the Argentine security forces.
This document contains a list of Uruguayans disappeared in 1980 including their name, age, and place of residence (where known).
In this report sent to the US Secretary of State, the US Ambassador to Peru flags a conversation he had with the Peruvian Prime Minister, Richter Prada regarding the case of the missing Argentine Montoneros detained in Peru and expelled to Bolivia. The Peruvian Prime Minister divulged that the three Argentines were 'legally expelled and delivered to a Bolivian immigration official in accordance with long-standing practice'. He also mentioned that the Bolivian military had probably turned the three Montoneros over to the Argentine military forces.
The US Embassy in Peru informs the US Secretary of State of an article published in the leftist newspaper "El Diario de Marka" in which Bolivian President Lydia Gueiler undermines the statement from the Bolivian government confirming it had received the five missing Argentine Montoneros since it was 'obtained under pressure'. The same newspaper article also reported that the Peruvian Prime Minister Richter argued against the statements from the Bolivian Prime Minister denying that the Montoneros had been expelled to Bolivia.
This report sent from the US Embassy in Peru to the US Secretary of State in Washington mentions a statement released by the Government of Peru regarding three Argentine Montoneros detained in Lima. The statement had mentioned that the three Argentines were expelled to Bolivia following their arrest in Peru. The US Ambassador to Peru reports on the public outcry in Peru generated by this case involving Argentine security forces.
This is an unsigned message to the US Ambassador in Buenos Aires which mentions that the 601 Intelligence Battalion of the Argentine Army had cooperated with the Peruvian military intelligence to kidnap four Argentines in Lima, Peru.
In this report, a US government official flags the suspected involvement of the government of Argentina in the case of three or four Montoneros who were arrested in Peru and expelled to Bolivia. The document highlights 'the intimate relationship between Argentine intelligence services and the intelligence services in Bolivia'.
This note addressed to the US Ambassador to Argentina reports on a meeting between the Regional Security Officer of the US Diplomatic Security Service and a member of the Argentine intelligence services. The Argentine intelligence agent revealed top secret information that the Argentine military intelligence (601 battalion) had contacted their Brazilian counterpart in their mission to arrest two Montoneros (Horacio Campiglia and Susana de Binstok) in Rio de Janeiro on their way back from Mexico. The Montoneros were detained in a secret jail in Campo de Mayo.
Este reporte de la asociación de derechos humanos brasileña CLAMOR menciona la localización de los hermanos uruguayos, Anatole y Victoria Julien Grisona en Chile. Estima que por lo menos 100 menores se encuentran desaparecidos y pueden estar adoptados ilegalmente.
This document is a news bulletin produced by US church-funded human rights organisation, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). It highlights a resolution by the Organization of American States (OAS) accusing the Argentine and Uruguayan governments of cooperation to repress political exiles by illegally returning exiles to their home country. This resolution specifically mentioned the case of Uruguayan journalist Enrique Rodriguez Larreta who, according to the OAS, was detained and tortured in Argentina before being returned to Uruguay in an Argentine military plane.
The US Embassy in Paraguay reports to the US Secretary of State that members of the Argentine security forces were torturing and interrogating alleged Montoneros in Paraguay handed over by the Paraguayan Investigations Police.
The UNHCR reports on the missing 26 Uruguayans who were abducted by the Argentine security forces between the late December of 1978 and early February 1979. An eyewitness account reveals that the group is being held in a derelict police station in southern Buenos Aires. The witness identifies that the group was interrogated by both Argentine and Uruguayan agents due to their accents.
Este comunicado del Secretariado Internacional de Juristas por la Amnistia en Uruguay (SIJAU) cuenta la localización de los dos niños uruguayos, Anatole y Victoria Julien Grisona en Chile. Destaca que el hecho confirma las denuncias realizadas sobre las desapariciones de ciudadanos uruguayos y representa un logro para la campaña por los desaparecidos.
En este reporte, la ONG brasileña, CLAMOR informa sobre la localización de los hermanos Anatole Boris y Eva Lucía Julien Grisona en Chile. Los niños habían sido secuestrados en Buenos Aires en 1976.
Uruguayans disappeared in 1978 and reappeared in Uruguay or Argentina
Este documento contiene un listado de uruguayos que desaperecieron en Argentina en 1976 y reaparecieron en Uruguay.
This document contains a list of names of Uruguayans arrested in Argentina and imprisoned in Uruguay. The document is not signed.
This document summarises an attachment with a list of Uruguayans who were freed, refouled, and allegedly disappeared in Argentina produced by the UNHCR in Buenos Aires.
Amnesty International highlights a report by Brazilian human rights group CLAMOR which exposed that Uruguayan children, Anatole and Victoria Eva Julien Grisonas had been found in Chile. Three years after their disappearance, the children were living with an adoptive family in Valparaiso.
This note from the US Embassy in Paraguay to the Secretary of State in Washington reports on the detention of Argentine citizens Enrique Osvaldo Landi and Ofelia Badie de Landi in Paraguay. Moreover, it is reported that the married couple were tortured by two Argentine security officials assisted by the Paraguayan police and their three-year-old son was disappeared.
This US State Department document reports on the case of the Argentine journalist, Norberto Habbeger who was disappeared in Rio de Janeiro in August 1978. According to a press source, Habbeger's wife believes that he was kidnapped by Argentine police, 'possibly with the help of Brazilian police'.
Report by the Association of Relatives of the Disappeared (AFUDE) on disappeared Uruguayan refugees. In the first part of the report, it mentions that 'since 1974 the Uruguayan government is kidnapping political refugees in Argentina'. The second part of the report shares information regarding a list of disappeared Uruguayan refugees, including those seen in Argentine prisons, those kidnapped in Paraguay, and Uruguayan children disappeared in Argentina.
In this communique, the US Ambassador of Buenos Aires forwards the remarks of a UNHCR official regarding disappeared Uruguayan refugees including the fact that the UNHCR, allegedly, has records of 50 Uruguayans disappeared in Argentina in 1977-1978. Of these 50 Uruguayans, only five reappeared in Argentine jails and the Government of Argentina denied having any record of their detention (except for one case).
Amnesty International reports on numerous abductions and disappearances in Argentina from August to October 1978. The report mentions the illegal forced repatriation, or refoulment, of political exiles in Argentine through the joint effort by the paramilitary security forces of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
In this document, the US Ambassador to Uruguay informs Washington that the Brazilian journalist Luis Cunha had unveiled the alleged kidnapping of Uruguayan political refugees Universindo Rodriguez and Liliana de Casariego in Brazil. The document highlights that Cunha strongly suspected that the Uruguayans' captors belonged to local Brazilian security forces.
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.
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.
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 message addressed to the US Embassy in Rome, the US Embassy in Uruguay reports that parliamentarian Jaime Feliciano Dri Lodi has been arrested in Montevideo during a round-up of Argentine Montoneros operating clandestinely in Uruguay carried out by local security forces. The document mentions that the operations targeting Montoneros had received some local media coverage.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Testimony before Amnesty International accuses Uruguayan security forces of operating in Buenos Aires
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.