Brazil’s Truth Commission Announces Probe into Condor Plan
Havana, July 11 (RHC) Brazil’s Truth Commission announced an investigation into the participation by that country’s former dictatorship in the Condor Plan, a network set up in the 1970s by military regimes in South America, which claimed thousands of lives.
The Commission, which will investigate human rights violations during two years under the military regime that ruled Brazil from 1964 to 1985, reached agreement with the Foreign Ministry to access information related to the Condor Plan, said Judge Gilson Dipp, cited by Venezuelan media.
“We know that during that period of repression there were diplomats abroad who dedicated to the surveillance of exiles,” the Judge told Brazil State Agency.
The Truth Commission was set up in May by President Dilma Rousseff to investigate denunciations of human rights violations during the former dictatorship.
According to official statistics, 400 Brazilians were murdered or disappeared during the military regime, which was considered to be involved in the Condor Plan, coordinated among former dictatorships in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay.