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ID:

580

Date:

2010-08-12

Headline:

Nixon Official Asked Uruguay to Threaten Rebels, Cable Says

Reporter's name:

Joshua Goodman

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Bloomberg

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Newly-declassified cables show the Nixon Administration urging the Uruguayan government to threaten to kill political prisoners as part of negotiations for the release of Daniel Mitrione, an American official kidnapped and held by Tupamaros guerrillas in July/August 1970. The American ambassador reported that Uruguay's Foreign Minister demurred - but understood that death squads were making such threats against the prisoners' families.

Notes:

The National Security Archive described the declassified cables as products of the Archive's Southern Cone FOIA Project (http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB324/index.htm). Other letters came from the (U.S.) National Archives and Records Administration and Uruguay's DNII (Dirección Nacional de Información e Inteligencia, National Directorate for Information and Intelligence) Archive.

Keywords:

Richard Nixon, Uruguay, State Department, cables, Daniel Mitrione, U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, National Archives and Records Administration, NARA, Tupamaros, guerrillas, Jose Mujica, William Rogers, Charles Adair, Jorge Pacheco, Claude Fly, National Security Archive, Southern Cone, documents, military, junta, death squads

URL:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-12/nixon-official-asked-uruguay-to-threaten-rebels-declassified-cable-says.html


Agencies:

AID
NARA
STATE

States:

DC

Categories:

foreign affairs


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