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Relatives and victims of Argentine and Uruguayan militar dictatorships react as they hear the sentence of Argentina's court in the trial on Operation Condor, at the Argentina's embassy in Montevideo on May 27, 2016. 
An Argentine court convicted 15 South American ex-military officers Friday for conspiring to torture and kill leftist dissidents during a US-backed crackdown by the region's dictatorships in the 1970s and 1980s. The court was the first to try atrocities committed under Operation Condor, a coordinated plan of repression launched at the height of the Cold War by the military regimes of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. It sentenced former Argentine dictator Reynaldo Bignone to 20 years and retired Uruguayan colonel Manuel Cordero -- the only non-Argentine national in the dock -- to 25 years. / AFP / PABLO PORCIUNCULA        (Photo credit should read PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)
Relatives and victims of Argentine and Uruguayan militar dictatorships react as they hear the sentence of Argentina's court in the trial on Operation Condor, at the Argentina's embassy in Montevideo on May 27, 2016. 
An Argentine court convicted 15 South American ex-military officers Friday for conspiring to torture and kill leftist dissidents during a US-backed crackdown by the region's dictatorships in the 1970s and 1980s. The court was the first to try atrocities committed under Operation Condor, a coordinated plan of repression launched at the height of the Cold War by the military regimes of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. It sentenced former Argentine dictator Reynaldo Bignone to 20 years and retired Uruguayan colonel Manuel Cordero -- the only non-Argentine national in the dock -- to 25 years. / AFP / PABLO PORCIUNCULA        (Photo credit should read PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Gastón Chillier, director ejecutivo del Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales, comenta el veredicto del juicio por el Plan Cóndor y dice que es histórico porque "acredita judicialmente la existencia de una asociación ilícita de las dictaduras de nuestra región para eliminar y perseguir a los disidentes políticos".