The office of the attorney general in Ecuador is investigating if the death of former President Jaime Roldos was an assassination of Operation Condor.
The Ecuadorean government received new declassified CIA documents on Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation to determine if the 1981 plane crash that killed President Jaime Roldos was part of the U.S.-backed Operation Condor plan.
“We are investigating so that the Ecuadorean people know exactly what happened with the death of President Roldos,” Attorney General Galo Chiriboga told Andes news agency.
The Ecuadorean Attorney General’s office obtained four CDs as well as over 400 pages of detailed information regarding the death of former president Jaime Roldos.
“I think that we have an obligation to act and we consider this case to be imprescriptible,” Chiriboga stated.
An estimated 60,000 people were killed as a result of Operation Condor by its end in the mid-1980s.