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Old 28-05-2016, 11:25 AM   #21
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Argentina's last dictator sentenced to 20 years for Operation Condor crimes
Reynaldo Bignone, now 88, is already serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity

Tim Walker US Correspondent
12 hours ago

The last dictator of the infamous Argentine junta, Reynaldo Bignone, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his involvement in Operation Condor, a conspiracy between South American governments to crush the Marxist movement during the 1970s and 1980s.

Operation Condor was launched in 1975 at a meeting of military intelligence chiefs from rival Latin nations including Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, who agreed to put aside their differences to combat what they saw as a leftist threat to their dominance of the continent. Left-wing campaigners were disappeared and killed across the region, including in Brazil, which later joined the operation, named for the South American vulture, as it continued into the next decade. Bignone was the final leader of Argentina’s military regime, ruling from 1982 to 1983.
when the people in power want you dead, just existing is a revolutionary act
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