Operation Condor was the repressive, continent-wide compact of mutual cooperation that included the dictatorships of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Bolivia (and later Brazil). This regional network supported the persecution, detention, torture, and clandestine extradition of political opponents to their countries of origin.
The implementation of this continental plan was preceded by meetings and exchanges of each country’s national intelligence services. In the 1970s, it resulted in an array of attacks and kidnappings as far away as Europe and the United States. Plan Condor reached its high point around 1976, and aspects of its functioning remained in place into the 1980s.