COMMENTS BY PARAGUAYAN SECURITY OFFICIAL ON OPERATION CONDOR

Created: 4/18/1977

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FROM ALL MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE CONDOR ORGANIZATION MET IN BUENOS6 TO REVIEW PAST ACTIVITIES AND DISCUSS FUTURE PLANS. THE PRINCIPAL ITEM ON THE AGENDA HAS THi DISCUSSION AND PLANNING OF COORDINATED PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFAREDIRECTED AGAINST LEFTIST AND RADICAL GROUPS IN THE VARIOUS MEMBER COUNTRIES. OPERATION CONDOROOPERATIVE ARRANGEMENT AflONG SECURITY SERVICES OF CHILE, ARGENTINA, BOLIVIA, PARAGUAY. URUGUAY, AND BRAZIL TO COUNTER TERRORISM AND. ONPRIL

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OPERATION CONDOR AS WELL AS THE

HE WAS NOT AWARE OF ANY OPERATIONS BEING RUN IN EITHER THE UNITED STATES OR EUROPE BY CONDOR COUNTRIES. CAUTIONED, HOWEVER, THAT SECURITY HAD BEEN STRENGTHENED AT THBOPERATIONS CENTER IN BUENOS AIRES AND COMPARTMENTATION INCREASEDONDOR REPRESENTATIVES FOUND, HIT IN6 THAT THE FRENCH

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MEDIA FOR PROPAGANDA PURPOSES. HE ADDED THAT THE THRUST OF THESE PROPAGANDA EFFORTS WAS TWOFOLD: TO REFUTE CRITICISM LEVELLED AT THE RESPECTIVE GOVERNMENTS BY THE FOREIGN COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA ANDFORA AND TOEW SENSE OP NATIONAL PRIDE IN THE POPULATION.

THAT CHILE HAD RECENTLY COMPLETED TWO FILMS ON "CHILE AFTER ALLENDE" WHICH IT WAS ASKING CONDOR REPRESENTATIVES TO SHOW ON TELEVISION IN THEIR COUNTRIES. TO DATE, ONLY URUGUAY AND

PARAGUAY HAD

ARGENTINA HAVE AGREED TO SHOW THEM. ACCORDINGMADE USE OF THE PRESS, THE DAILY NEWSPAPER "PATRIA" INWAS PERIODICALLY INSERTED. HE SAIDEQUEST TOFOR THIS PURPOSE WAS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY HISREQUEST FOR THE ESTABLISHMENTATIONAL NEWS AGENCY.

THAT THE LATTER WOULD PROBABLY NEVER COME TO PASS BECAUSE

FUNDS SIMPLY WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR SUCH AN UNDERTAKING.

4. LASTLY,THE MEETING THAT WAS TO BE HELD

IN ASUNCION IN7 ON "PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE TECHNIQUES AGAINST

TERRORISTS AND LEFTIST EXTREMISTS" WAS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE

INABILITY OF ARGENTINA AND PARAGUAY TO PARTICIPATE.

4 BOTH COUNTRIES' INTELLIGENCE SERVICES HAD BEEN DEEPLY INVOLVED IN 3

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TO PARAGUAY THE NEXT CONDOR MEETING HAD NOT BEFN SET. 5.

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