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NCJ Number: 63550 Find in a Library
Title: TUPAMAROS
Author(s): C SUAREZ; R A SARMIENTO
Corporate Author: Editorial Extemporaneos
Mexico
Date Published: 1971
Page Count: 246
Sponsoring Agency: Editorial Extemporaneos
Mexico 5, DF, Mexico
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: Spanish
Country: Mexico
Annotation: AN UNOFFICIAL SPOKESMAN FOR THE TUPAMARO TERRORIST GROUP DESCRIBES THEIR OPERATIONS IN URUGUAY DURING THE LATE 1960'S AND THE EARLY 1970'S.
Abstract: IN 1971, THE TUPAMAROS WERE AT THE HEIGHT OF THEIR SUCCESSFUL OPERATIONS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OF URUGUAY. THEIR ACTIVITIES INCLUDED BOMBINGS, HIJACKINGS, BANK ROBBERIES, THEFTS OF WEAPONS AND EXPLOSIVES, AND THE KIDNAPPING OF PROMINENT PERSONALITIES FOR RANSOM, EITHER MONETARY OR POLITICAL. AMONG THE KIDNAPPINGS DESCRIBED ARE THOSE OF AN AMERICAN AGRONOMIST (EVENTUALLY RELEASED) AND AN AID OFFICIAL ACTING AS A CONSULTANT TO THE MONTEVIDEO POLICE, WHO WAS SUBSEQUENTLY MURDERED BY THE TUPAMAROS. THE HISTORICAL AND ECONOMIC ANTECEDENTS OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION MOVEMENT ARE DETAILED ALONG WITH ITS ALLEGED PURPOSES, ITS THEORETICAL PREMISES, ITS TRAINING SYSTEM, AND ITS ORGANIZATION. DATES AND PLACES OF THE TUPAMAROS' VARIOUS ACTS OF GUERRILLA WARFARE ARE LISTED, TOGETHER WITH THE EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES WHICH THE URUGUAYAN GOVERNMENT USED TO TRY TO STAMP OUT THIS REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT WHICH THREATENED THE GOVERNMENT'S EXISTENCE. TRANSCRIPTS RECORD INTERVIEWS BETWEEN THE TUPAMAROS AND TWO OF THEIR HOSTAGES. --IN SPANISH. (LGR)
Index Term(s): Assassination; Bank robbery; Bombings; Hijacking; Hostages; Kidnapping; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Terrorist profiles; Terrorist weapons; Tupamaros; Urban guerrilla warfare; Uruguay
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