Today in Latin American History
Archives of Terror Describing the Horrible Fates of Many Latin Americans Were Found in 1992
Photo: Disappeared persons
Today in Latin American history, the Archives of Terror which revealed the truths of Operation Condor were discovered in 1992.
The archives were discovered by a lawyer and a judge in a Paraguayan police station.
The information described the fates of thousands of Latin Americans who had been secretly kidnapped, tortured, and killed by the security services of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. This was known as Operation Condor.
The “terror archives” listed 50,000 people murdered, 30,000 people disappeared and 400,000 people imprisoned.
Other events that occurred on this day:
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- Today in LatAm history, Dominican baseball player Matty Alou who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates was born in 1938
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican footballer Luis Hernández who played for the National team & Club Necaxa was born in 1968
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian rubber tapper Chico Mendes who was also a trade union leader was assassinated in 1988
- Today in LatAm history, attendees at a prayer meeting of Roman Catholic activists for indigenous causes in the small village of Acteal in the Mexican state of Chiapas are massacred by paramilitary forces in 1997
- Today in LatAm history, Cuban dissident Sebastian Arcos Bergnes who was a human rights activist died in 1997