Unravelling Operation Condor, a campaign of state terror in 1970s South America

Dr Francesca Lessa researches how South American dictatorships coordinated in the 1970s to abduct, torture and murder their citizens across borders. Her work has been used in court to hold those responsible accountable.

Research supported by:
* Archivo del Terror, Paraguay (Rosa Palau)
* Archivo Histórico-Diplomático, Uruguay (Mariela Cornes and Alvaro Corbacho)
* Dirección de Memoria Histórica y Reparación, Ministerio de Justicia, Paraguay (Rogelio Goiburu)
* Espacio para la memoria ex CCDTyE Orletti (Ricardo Poggio)
* H.I.J.O.S Capital, Argentina (Rolando Alberto Andrade Stracuzzi)
* Museo de la Memoria, Uruguay (Elbio Ferrario)
* National Security Archive, USA (Carlos Osorio)

* European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement number 702004
* the University of Oxford’s John Fell Fund Grant numbers 0006189 (2019) and 122/686 (2013)
* the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant number SG142423
* the University of Oxford’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Grant number IAA-MT14-008
* the Open Society Foundation’s Human Rights Initiative

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