Account of Col. Mario
Jahn raises possibility that Pinochet presided over November 1975 founding
meeting of Condor.
Documents obtained in Chile
Air Force Col. Mario Jahn was deputy director of DINA, in charge of
the "Exterior Directorate." He was given the task of traveling
to prospective Condor member countries and personally delivering invitations
to join Condor and attend its founding meeting in Santiago, all expenses
paid by the Pinochet government. The documents below are two sworn declarations
he made to Judge Juan Guzman in connection with Operation Condor, on
August 27 and December 3, 2003. Jahn describes his role in organizing
the meeting, attending its opening session, and names several officers
to whom he delivered the invitations: general Joao Baptista Figueiredo,
chief of intelligence of Brazil, and Paraguayan Army Col. Benito Guanes.
He also states he delivered invitations to intelligence officers of
Bolivia, Uruguay and Argentina.
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