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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 2 April 2019

URUGUAY: Vázquez faces military and institutional crisis

On 1 April, Uruguay’s President Tabaré Vázquez dismissed his defence minister, the commander of the army, and placed into early retirement five army generals over revelations that they failed to punish former army officers who confessed to the killing and disappearing of individuals during the military dictatorship (1973-1985).

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