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Myanmar poised for cabinet shake-up, MPs say

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar President Thein Sein plans to reshuffle his cabinet and appoint a new vice-president to reduce the influence of anti-reform ministers and accelerate changes in the former pariah state, several lawmakers said.Full story

Brazil to bring first charges over dictatorship violence

Brazilian prosecutors said on Tuesday they would file charges against a retired colonel over the disappearance of five guerrillas during the 1964-1985 military dictatorship, the first such case to be brought against any military officer from that era. Full story

Argentina’s ‘Blond Angel of Death’ convicted

  Thirty years after the collapse of Argentina’s brutal military dictatorship, Alfredo Astiz, the so-called “Blond Angel of Death” and 11 others have been jailed for human rights abuses. Europe’s Channel 4's Jonathan Miller reports.

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