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Weekly Report - 11 April 2019 (WR-19-14)

Uruguay’s government struggling to defuse army tensions

“Military subordination to political authority is not in question,” José Bayardi, said on 4 April, four days before being sworn-in as Uruguay’s new defence minister. In the interim, the new commander of the army, General Claudio Feola, the third in as many weeks, caused consternation among victims of the disappeared by stating that he was not in a position to confirm whether the accusations of human rights abuses carried out during the military dictatorship (1973-1985) were “real”.

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