ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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URUGUAY-Rule by Military Proxy

 URUGUAY Rule by Military Proxy Lajpat Rai THE September 1973 fascist military coup d'etat in Chile seems to have overshadowed two other coups which took place in the same year in Uruguay and Bolivia. While the National Stadium in Santiago where thousands of political prisoners are being held and tortured has become known all over the world, El Clindro Stadium in Montevideo where Uruguayan patriots and leftists are being tortured has remained relatively unknown. El Clin- dro acquired this sinister reputation after the coup d'etat of June 27, 1973, when Juan Maria Bordaberry established a dictatorial regime supported by the Uruguayan oligarchy, US corporate interests and the reactionary military. On this day President Bordaberry in order to, save his faltering regime riven by dissensions, plagued by a 60 per cent per annum inflation, harassed by the Tupamaros and threatened by a countrywide general strike of industrial workers, dissolved the Congress and called in the military to take over the reins. The local point of the struggle between the military and the Congress was the former's demand that the Congress lift the immunity of the leftist Senator, Enrique Erro, whom it accused of subversion and alleged links with the Tupamaros

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