‘Operation Condor’ trial begins in Buenos Aires

Former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla attends the first day of the trial for his alleged involvement in the so called operation, Plan Condor, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Argentina began today its first human rights trial focused on the joint operation by the southern cone's 1970s dictatorships to track down leftists in each other's countries. Videla has already been sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina began a long-awaited human rights trial Tuesday focused on Operation Condor, the 1970s conspiracy launched by Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to enlist South America's dictators in a combined effort to leave no refuge for their leftist critics.