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Colombia Shakes Up Some Military Posts

President Alvaro Uribe has named a new head of the armed forces and retained a loyal army chief despite recent scandals that prompted speculation he would be fired, Colombia’s defense minister announced Tuesday. In an widely anticipated military shake-up, Gen. Freddy Padilla will become chairman of Colombia’s Joint Chiefs of Staff under the new Uribe administration, replacing Gen. Carlos Ospina, Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos said during a military ceremony Tuesday. Full Story

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