Decades after the inception of Operation Condor throughout South America, the LMC spends the hour with Dr Francesca Lessa on transational repression under the guise of Operation Condor and the continued pursuit for justice years later. Dr Francesca Lessa is the author of, “The Condor Trials: Transnational Repression And Human Rights In South America.”
Following Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele’s social media stunt calling himself a dictator, the LMC spends the hour with Yesenia Portillo on the absurdity of the Bukele administration’s social media actions and the real problems being left out of the picture. Yesenia Portillo is the East Coast Coordinator for Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES).
On this episode, the LMC speaks with Francesca Lessa about Uruguay’s forgotten dictatorship, recent struggles to bring government officials to justice, and Uruguay’s role in Operation Condor in the 1970’s. Francesca Lessa is a Marie Curie research fellow on Human Rights, Transitional Justice, South America, Impunity and Operation Condor @ Oxford University in England.