La CIA en el Cono Sur The CIA in the Southern Cone

Dan Mitrione: Dan Mitrione:

Profesor de Tortura Professor of Torture

En 1960 el Departamento del Estado contrato Dan Mitrione, un policía de Indiana, para enseñar "advanced counterinsurgency techniques” en el Cono Sur.  Entre 1960 y 1967 el trabajó en el Brasil.  El regresó a los Estados Unidos para compartir sus experiencias con el US Agency for International Development (USAID).  En 1969 se fue para Uruguay, como empleado del Office of Public Security (OPS) de la USAID.  Allí, Mitrione enseñó y alentó el uso de la tortura contra los guerrilleros Tupamaros. In 1960 the Department of State contract Dan Mitrione, a policeman in Indiana, to teach "advanced counterinsurgency techniques" in the Southern Cone. Between 1960 and 1967 he worked in Brazil. Returned to the United States to share their experiences with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In 1969 he went to Uruguay, as an employee of the Office of Public Security (OPS) of USAID. There Mitrione taught and encouraged the use of torture against Tupamaros guerrillas.

Aunque la tortura ya se uso en Uruguay antes de la llegada de Mitrione, es claro que el uso de la tortura aumentó a causa de el. Although torture is already used in Uruguay before the arrival of Mitrione, it is clear that the use of torture has increased because of him.   Durante su tiempo en Uruguay la tortura se uso tan frecuentemente que el Senado de Uruguay intentó una investigación y concluyo que la tortura llegó a ser "normal, frequent and habitual occurrence inflicted upon Tupamaros as well as others.” During his time in Uruguay torture is used so frequently that the Senate of Uruguay sought an investigation and concluded that torture became "normal, frequent and regular occurrence inflicted upon Tupamaros as well as others."

Manuel Hevia Cosculluela era un agente doble Cubano. Manuel Hevia COSCULLUELA was a Cuban double agent.   El trabajó como agente de la CIA con Mitrione en Uruguay. He worked as a CIA agent with Mitrione in Uruguay.   Años después, desde Cuba, el escribió sus experiencias en su libro 'Pasaporte 11333: Ocho Anos con la CIA' y reveló mucho sobre la manera de trabajar de Mitrione. Years later, from Cuba, wrote his experiences in his book 'Passport 11333: Eight Years with the CIA' and revealed a lot about how to work Mitrione.

“Dan Mitrione had built a soundproofed room in the cellar of his house in Montevideo. In this room he assembled selected Uruguayan police officers to observe a demonstration of torture techniques. "Dan Mitrione had built a soundproofed room in the cellar of his house in Montevideo. In this room I have assembled selected Uruguayan police officers to observe a demonstration of torture techniques."

“Soon things turned unpleasant. "Soon things turned unpleasant. As subjects for the first testing they took beggars ... As subjects for the first testing they took Beggars ... from the outskirts of from the outskirts of Montevideo Montevideo , as well as a woman apparently from the frontier area with , As well as a woman apparently from the frontier area with Brazil Brazil . . There was no interrogation, only a demonstration of the effects of different voltages on the different parts of the human body, as well as demonstrating the use of a drug which induces vomiting-I don't know why or what for-and another chemical substance. There was no interrogation, only a demonstration of the effects of different voltages on the different parts of the human body, as well as demonstrating the use of a drug which induces vomiting, I do not know why or what for, and another chemical substance . The four of them died.” The four died of Them. "

Según Hevia, Mitrione no tenia náusea para la tortura y enseño el uso de manera muy fria con ningún compasión: According to Hevia, Mitrione had no nausea for the torture and teach the use of very cold with no compassion:

"When you receive a subject, the first thing to do is to determine his physical state, his degree of resistance, through a medical examination. A premature death means a failure by the technician.” "When you receive a subject, the first thing to do is to determine his physical state, his degree of resistance, through a medical examination. A premature death means a failure by the technician."

"Another important thing to know is exactly how far you can go given the political situation and the personality of the prisoner. It is very important to know beforehand whether we have the luxury of letting the subject die…” "Another important thing is to know exactly how far you can go given the political situation and the personality of the prisoner. It is very important to know beforehand whether we have the luxury of Letting the subject die ..."

Dan Mitrione fue secuestrado por los Tupamaros en Julio 1970.  Los Tupamoros exigieron la liberacion de 150 prisonieros para salvar su vida.  Con el apoyo de Richard Nixon, el gobierno de Uruguay rehuso y encontraron el cuerpo de Mitrione el 10 de Augusto - el dia de su cumpleanos. Dan Mitrione was abducted by the Tupamaros in July 1970. The Tupamoros demanded the release of 150 prisonieros to save his life. With support from Richard Nixon, the government of Uruguay refuse and found the body of Augusto Mitrione 10 - the day of his birthday.

Fuente: http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Blum/Uruguay_KH.html Source: http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Blum/Uruguay_KH.html

Reacciones: Reactions:

La historia de Dan Mitirione es el trasfondo de la película State of Siege , que simpatiza con los Tuparmoros y critica el gobierno Americano para su papel en la política de Uruguay. The story of Dan Mitirione is the background of the film State of Siege, which sympathizes with the Tuparmoros and criticizes the American government for its role in the politics of Uruguay. Dirigido por Costa-Gavras, la pelicula tiene opiniones politicas muy fuertes. Directed by Costa-Gavras, the movie has very strong political views.

"Now, reading Mr. Hevia’s version, which I believe to be accurate, I see that I too had resisted acknowledging how drastically a man’s career can deform him. I was aware that Mr. Mitrione knew of the tortures and condoned them. That was bad enough. I could not believe even worse of a family man. A Midwesterner. An American." "Now, Mr reading. Hevia's version, which I believe to be accurate, I see that I too had resisted acknowledging how drastically a man's career can deform him. I was aware that Mr. Mitrione knew of the tortures and condoms them. That was bad enough. I could not believe even worse of a family man. A Midwestern. An American. "

AJ Langguth autor de "Hidden Terrors" AJ Langguth author of "Hidden Terrors"


"What most American's learned in the late summer of August 1970 was that Dan Mitrione was a "public safety" officer, and, as his daughter Linda exclaimed, "a great humanitarian." For surely, Dan Mitrione was abducted by ruthless evil doers in Uruguay and murdered in cold blood while perfoming an honest days work on behalf of, well, you know, "peaceful progress in an orderly world." After all, character matters. " "What most American's learned in the late summer of August 1970 was that Dan Mitrione was a" public safety "officer, and, as his daughter Linda exclaimed," a great humanitarian. "For surely, Dan Mitrione was abducto by ruthless evil doers in Uruguay and murdered in cold blood while perfoming an honest days work on behalf of, well, you know, "peaceful progress in an orderly world." After all, character matters. "

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