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junta

hoon tuh

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

  • Such is the style of life to which deposed Strongman George Papadopoulos and members of the former Greek military junta have become accustomed inside Athens' Korydallos prison .
  • Along with 19 other former members of the ousted military junta, the ex-dictator was charged with acts of high treason and insurrection that had subjected Greece to 7 years of .
  • With the economy seriously disrupted by the call-up of nearly all able-bodied men and the Cyprus crisis demanding immediate action, the junta no longer felt capable of providing .
News & Articles

  • Tornado touches down in La Junta, Colo.
    LA JUNTA, Colo. (AP) — Another day of severe weather is expected after a tornado caused minor damage when it touched down briefly in La Junta on Colorado’s southeastern plains.... Read more »
    June 18, 2013 - Albuquerque Journal
  • Tornado causes minor damage in La Junta
    LA JUNTA — A tornado caused minor damage when it touched down briefly in La Junta (lah-HUN’-tah) on the Colorado eastern plains and another day of severe weather is expected.
    June 18, 2013 - The Daily Sentinel
  • Tornado spotted near La Junta
    A tornado was sighted near La Junta on Monday evening as severe thunderstorms passed through the area, unleashing rain and high winds that toppled power poles.
    June 18, 2013 - KMGH 7 Denver
Quotes

  • President Bush in International Herald Tribune
    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.
  • Julia Roberts in Hindustan Times
    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...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in New York Times
    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.

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