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Operation TOUCAN (KGB)


Operation TOUCAN was allegedly a KGB/DGI public relations and disinformation campaign directed at the military government of Chile led by Augusto Pinochet. According to former KGB officer Vasili Mitrokhin, the plot was originally conceived by Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov. The plot's alleged twofold task was to organize sympathetic human rights activists to pressure the United Nations and generate negative press for the Pinochet regime.

References

Andrew, Christopher; Mitrokhin, Vasili. The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World. Basic Books (2005)

Horne, Alistair.''Small Earthquake in Chile: A Visit to Allende's South America. Papermac (1990)

Billingsley, Lloyd. " Chili con Commies." Frontpage Magazine'' (24 January 2006).

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