junta junta  /ˈhʊn tə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power

Usage(s):

  1. In 2005, the junta mysteriously moved the nation's capital from Rangoon to a new city called Naypyidaw, carved out of the jungle at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars.
  2. The junta claimed victory for having united one of the world's most diverse countries and promptly began mining the natural resources that abounded in tribal regions.
  3. A spate of dissident arrests in recent weeks hints at growing insecurity in the ranks of the Burmese junta ahead of 2010's multi-party elections.

News

  1. Deal reached in U.S. 50 fatal crash

    A La Junta woman who was at the wheel during a fatal accident here in February 2012 is facing up to six years in Pueblo County jail.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Pueblo Chieftain

  2. Junta De Beneficencia Announces Expansion Of Alfredo G. Paulson Maternity Hospital In Guayaquil

    NEW YORK and GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Junta De Beneficencia ("The Junta") today announced the expansion of the new Alfredo G. Paulson Maternity Hospital, which has ...
    on June 5, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "Americans are outraged by the situation in Burma where a military junta has imposed a 19-year reign of fear," Bush said, using the former name of the country.
    on Sep 25, 2007 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. The message written by Bond star Daniel Craig says, "Nineteen years ago, the Burmese people chose Aung San Suu Kyi as their next leader. For most of those 19 years she has been kept under house arrest by the military junta that runs the country. We...
    on May 27, 2009 By: Julia Roberts Source: Hindustan Times

  3. "Clearly, the path we have taken in imposing sanctions hasn't influenced the Burmese junta," Mrs. Clinton said to reporters after meeting with Indonesia's foreign minister, Hassan Wirajuda.
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: New York Times

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