Bolivia to declassify Operation Condor and Che murder files
The declassified documents will include files on the diplomatic acts by Bolivian dictatorships against leftist opponents as part of Operation Condor.
The Bolivian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it will declassify diplomatic documents from the 1966 to 1979 dictatorships so that relatives of the dead and disappeared can obtain new information about these crimes.
The declassified archives mainly cover the diplomatic actions of the dictatorship of Hugo Banzer Suarez and its role in Operation Condor, a multinational program launched in the 1970s, led by the United States, designed to eliminate all opposition to right-wing dictatorships in South America.
The declassification includes the diplomatic files of the Bolivian military regime of Rene Barrientos, who was appointed by the U.S. to kill Argentine revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, who was executed in Bolivia on Oct. 9, 1967.