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Editorial: This is not how democracy is defended
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Editorial: This is not how democracy is defended

“We believe that Armed forces, in defense of the Constitutional Order, they could not accept an illegitimately invested Supreme Chief as a result of fraud or, to say the least, of very serious and notorious irregularities presented in this latest electoral process ”, reads a letter signed by dozens of retired officials from the Armed Forces, directed at the current high command of this organization. A clear and unacceptable call to coup that no democratic country should consent.As is known, the second round of elections 2021 has been the genesis of a deep polarization in the country. He faced, on the one hand, a candidate whose political performance in the last five years led to innumerable political crises (due to the attitude adopted by the majority bench that she led between 2016 and...
Government will ask to investigate “possible conducts harmful to constitutional order” in letter from retired officers
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Government will ask to investigate “possible conducts harmful to constitutional order” in letter from retired officers

The President of the Republic, Francisco Sagasti, assured that the Armed Forces and the National Police are neutral and not deliberative, and pointed out that the letter that was sent this Thursday to the general commanders of the Armed Forces will be sent to the Public Ministry to take actions for possible "conducts harmful to the constitutional order".“I have asked the Minister of Defense (Nuria Esparch) to coordinate the sending of these letters to the Public Ministry so that, within the framework of its powers and functions, it can carry out the necessary investigations to determine possible behaviors that are harmful to the constitutional order and establish the respective responsibilities. "He said this afternoon in a statement released from the Government Palace.Sagasti spoke after ...
Ministry of Defense and CCFFAA consider letter from retired military to be apocryphal
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Ministry of Defense and CCFFAA consider letter from retired military to be apocryphal

The Ministry of Defence and the Joint Command of the Armed Forces (CCFFAA) considered as apocryphal a letter signed by hundreds of retired officers, which invokes to ignore the next president of the Republic if the electoral authorities dismiss the complaints of alleged irregularities in the second electoral round.The letter arrived this Thursday at the CCFFAA party table, but sources from that institution told this newspaper that there will be no response because it is considered a document not signed by all the people to whom it is attributed.SIGHT: Keiko Fujimori's claims against JNE are supported by parties that supported her in the second roundThe office is addressed to the head of the CCFFAA, César Astudillo Salcedo, and the general commanders of the Navy, Army and Air Force, Ricard...
Elections 2021: Armed Forces return to their military bases after the second round
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Elections 2021: Armed Forces return to their military bases after the second round

Lima, June 11, 2021Updated on 06/11/2021 10:54 amThe Ministry of Defense (Mindef) reported that, after fulfilling its mission of providing security to citizens during the second round of the General Elections 2021 On June 6, Army, Navy and Air Force personnel assigned for said mission returned to their military bases.For this work 9,445 military patrols were deployed. According to the Defense sector, these elections went smoothly, which made it possible to guarantee the security of the electoral process and ensure compliance with the free exercise of the right to vote for Peruvians.LOOK HERE | Francisco Sagasti confirmed that he contacted Vargas Llosa in an effort to maintain "serenity and calm."The military patrols were made up by 61 thousand members of the three institutions armed, Arm...
An Army sergeant dies at 34 in a paratrooper accident in Cartagena
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An Army sergeant dies at 34 in a paratrooper accident in Cartagena

A sergeant from the Land Army He died this afternoon at the age of 34 in the course of a parachute jump into the water during the Special Operations course held in the town of Cartagena (Murcia). Rafael Gallart Martínez He was a native of Hellín (Albacete). Due to circumstances that are still unknown, he suffered an accident this Thursday during one of the jumping activities off the coast of La Manga del Mar Menor. According to sources from the Army, the security personnel who were in charge of recovering the jumpers after the incident have found him unconscious, face down. At that time, resuscitation techniques have been practiced and he had to be evacuated to the hospital where nothing could be done for his life, and where he died. The Sergeant had joined the Army as...
Long live the King in a Day of the Armed Forces that returns to the citizens after the pandemic
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Long live the King in a Day of the Armed Forces that returns to the citizens after the pandemic

Barely half an hour has lasted the military parade with which Madrid has once again welcomed the Day of the Armed Forces after it was suspended last year due to the pandemic, a simple act of tribute to the fallen by Spain presided over by the kings. At 11.30 am, Felipe VI and Letizia arrived at the Plaza de Neptuno, where they were received by the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles; the Chief of the Defense Staff, Admiral Teodoro Calderón; the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, and the mayor of the capital, José Luis Martínez-Almeida. Although there has been no parade open to the public to avoid crowds, the monarchs have been surrounded by half a thousand citizens who have waved Spanish flags and applauded the Armed Forces between cons...
Vraem: CCFF.AA.  indicates that operations are being carried out and denies that there has been a confrontation
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Vraem: CCFF.AA. indicates that operations are being carried out and denies that there has been a confrontation

The Joint Command of the Armed Forces (CCFF.AA.) indicated that military operations have been carried out after 16 people were murdered last Sunday in the San Miguel del Ene town center, in the district of Vizcatán del Ene, province of Satipo, Junín. And he denied there had been a confrontation between the forces of order and the terrorists.READ HERE: Vraem: the list of those killed in a terrorist attack that could have been identified by the policeThe #CommandConjunto reports that military operations are being conducted, however, the information disseminated about clashes in Vizcatán - #VRAEM, it does not conform to the truth. Information in this regard will be made known through this official means.- JOINT COMMAND (@CCFFAA_PERU) May 27, 2021 However, according to Canal N, the confronta...
Keiko Fujimori to graduates of the Armed Forces: “With your support, we will continue to make a homeland”
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Keiko Fujimori to graduates of the Armed Forces: “With your support, we will continue to make a homeland”

Lima, May 25, 2021Updated on 05/25/2021 08:11 pmThe presidential candidate of Popular Force, Keiko Fujimori, said she was convinced this Tuesday that with the support of the graduates of the Armed forces (FF.AA) it will be possible to “continue making a homeland”.SIGHT: Congress demands serious investigations after the murder of 16 people by Shining Path terrorists in VraemThrough his Twitter account, Fujimori Higuchi shared a video of a meeting with the graduates of the Armed Forces and the Self-Defense Committees in Tarapoto in which he considered that it should "Be alert, active, vigilant and transmit history to future generations so that terrorist attacks are not repeated".“Two days ago we saw images that we thought would never return, that is why this meeting is so important, we have...
Minister admits adjustments to the reform of the Armed Forces in the specialty
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Minister admits adjustments to the reform of the Armed Forces in the specialty

The Minister of National Defense, João Gomes Cravinho, admitted this Monday adjustments to the reform of the Armed Forces, considering that “There is work that the Assembly of the Republic must do” in particular, in the parliamentary defense committee. It is a process that is now under discussion in the RA, and the RA will do its job. I believe that it was clear from the vote in general that there is a very broad support within the RA and there is work that the RA must do in terms of reviewing all the elements line by line and making the adjustments they deem necessary and voting as they see fit. "”, Said the minister. João Gomes Cravinho was speaking this morning at the reception ceremony for the 162 Portuguese military personnel d...
“Rui Rio is a victim of his own.  A lonely and a little erratic leadership ”
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“Rui Rio is a victim of his own. A lonely and a little erratic leadership ”

The controversy surrounding the armed forces has been one of the main highlights of the public debate. If, on the one hand, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Ramalho Eanes and dozens of former military chiefs have already publicly criticized the decree, on the other hand PS and PSD seem to be willing to make the diploma feasible. Maria João Avillez considers that this issue is much more than a controversy and that this reform "Has not been fully explained to the country". More than a controversy is a very serious matter, because when we see a disagreement on the part of all military leaders, since April 1974, and when we see two ex-presidents of the republic disagree also, vehemently, of this reform we have to stop to think . The matter is serious...