In the 1970s and 1980s, under the guise of battling left-wing Marxist ideologies, the United States government unleashed Operation Condor to help roll back left-wing gains in South America. Targeting political dissidents, labor organizers, and intellectuals throughout Latin America, Operation Condor put the full force of the United States State Department, the Central Intelligence Agency, and Interpol to bear against democratically elected leftist governments such as that of Chilean leader, Salvador Allende.
This 52-minute documentary of Argentinean director, Rodrigo Vazquez, tells the tale of Operation Condor, and explores the series of right-wing dictatorships that were propped up through the use of American intelligence reports that allowed for the rightist governments of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Brazil, which led to the death of an estimated 60,000 political opponents of these regimes. Vazquez tells the story by following the stories of several victims of the operation, as well as through interviews with key players in the oppression who purport to be the pioneers on the current worldwide war against terrorism.
Investigating Operation Condor: Controversy in the Fight Against Terrorism (Enhanced DVD)
- Enhanced DVD
- ISBN: 978-1-62290-813-4
- Run Time: 52 Minutes
- Copyright Date: 2003