|ONE OF THESE GUYS IS DEAD|
THE OTHER SHOULD BE IN JAIL
Operation Condor is something many of my generation remember all to well. Condor was a campaign of terror organized by the United States and carried out by dictators all over the Southern Cone of South America in the 1970s and 1980s. Thousands were persecuted, tortured, kidnapped, disappeared and thousands died. Currently a significat trial is underway for a few of those respnsible. Among those on trial in Buenos Aires are former dictator Jorge Rafel Videla. Also included are former generals like Reynaldo Bignone and Luciano Benjamín Menéndez. Uruguayan general Manuel Cordero.
Preceded by long investigations and two other trials (1999 and 2001) related to Condor, Researcher Stella Calloni told Prensa Latina, this one will be historical. Prensa Latina writes:
This is the first trial to focus on Condor crimes and seeks to reveal the coordinated effort across borders, a prosecutor told the news agency AFP.