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In my book Los Años del Cóndor (Penguin Random House 2021), there is a list of the names of 654 victims of Operation Condor and Pre-Condor. This number includes persons killed/disappeared and also persons who survived detention. The table in this article summarizes data on these victims by nationality, country of crime, and transfers to the country. All information comes from the database gathered through research for the book.
The table shows that the country with the highest number of victims of Operation Condor was Uruguay (294 victims), and the most active country in the operation was Argentina (469 arrests).
The table also indicates that there were a not insignificant number of people living outside the Condor countries who were the targets of Condor operations. Many of these operations took place in Europe and were unsuccessful, but it shows that the dictatorships continued to launch new operations abroad until at least the end of 1977. Chapter 14 of my book presents for the first time a final count of operations outside Condor member countries.Transnational Repression Victims Table
Anyone wishing to go deeper into the data should access our complete database of the victims of Operation Condor. There you can:
- Search for victims by name;
- View the date each victim was detained;
- Find out the militancy of each victim;
- View the criteria that led us to conclude that the person’s detention was linked to Operation Condor; and
- Sort the information by nationality, country of crime, date of detention, and militancy.