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A clandestine operation in South America, the actual number of deaths directly attributable to Operation Condor is highly disputed. Some estimates are that at least 60,000 deaths can be attributed to Condor and possibly more. Condor's key members were the governments in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil. In 1975 the United States under President Jimmy Carter provided technical support and supplied military aid to the participants until at least 1979. Ecuador and Peru joined later in more peripheral roles. These efforts, such as Operation Charley, supported the local juntas in their anti-communism battle.
Operation Condor is yet another in a long line of unreported military actions that were supported by Democratic presidents of the US.
by Swingingdickodoom October 09, 2013
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