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Paraguay leader fires armed forces chief

Paraguay’s president unexpectedly fired the armed forces chief and 58 military and police officers Sunday, calling it a routine reshuffling of the military high command and dismissing suggestions it was politically motivated. President Nicanor Duarte did not provide a reason for the dismissals, aside from saying they were “normal in the institutional life of the military.” However, opposition lawmakers had been clamoring for the ouster of the armed force chief, Gen. Key Kanazawa, for the last year. Full Story

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