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Paraguayan president reshuffles military chiefs

09-21-2010 10:29 BJT

BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo on Monday changed chiefs of the Army, Air Forces and Navy, the biggest reshuffle of the country's military leadership since last November, official sources said.

According to information reaching here from Asuncion, Paraguay's capital, Lugo appointed General Dario Martin Caceres as new chief of the Army replacing General Bartolome Pineda, a statement of the Military Forces said, without giving more details.

General Miguel Christ was appointed chief of the Air Force, replacing General Hugo Aranda, while rear admiral Juan Carlos Benitez Fromherz will replace real admiral Egberto Orue as chief of the Navy.

Meanwhile, General Waldino Acuna Lugo will replace General Antenor Saiz Silvera as chief of the Logistic Command. Four more military chiefs will be appointed in coming hours, the statement added.

These appointments are the most relevant one made by Lugo since November 2009, when he appointed General Oscar Velazquez as chief of the Military Forces.

Editor:Li yang |Source: Xinhua

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