Coup d’état in Uruguay


On 27th June 1973, a coup d’état unfolded in Uruguay which brought about the beginning of the civil-military dictatorship. The then elected president and member of the Partido Colorado (Colorado Party), Juan María Bordaberry, dissolved the Parliament with the backing of the police and armed forces.

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Protest against the dictatorship in Montevideo on 9th July 1973, during the lead up to the start of the general strike.
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