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Operation Condor with John Dinges

Kidnapping, killing, torture, repression was all part of Operation Condor

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Today, John Dinges joins us for the second time to talk about the Condor years in Chile. Operation Condor was unprecedented in its repression. It involved kidnapping, killing, torture, repression, secret prisons and renditions mostly to protect repressive regimes like those of Pinochet.

Check out our first interview with John Dinges

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Show Notes

2:18 - The English edition is coming out

6:10 - Operation Condor

8:23 - Uruguay hit list Edward Koch (former Mayor)

12:37 - How did they coordinate other agencies?

15:50 - General Carlos Prats

18:22 - Who killed Carlos Prats and Letilier?

Michael Townley

19:58 - FBI “solving” the Orlando Letelier

25:27 - Mechanics of Condor

30:30 - Comparisons between US War on Terror and Operation Condor

34:00 - Pinochet in London and his Extradition hearing

38:00 - Pinochet was neutralized as a political force

44:00 - Victims and the lost Generation

To learn more about John Dinges, please visit his website.