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The junta eliminated the opposition.
  a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power
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  • The junta eliminated the opposition.
  • "If you’d junta kept your mouth shut.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • A vast differentiation had taken place, and in their own time a revolution had unseated the royal government and substituted a junta which was at this moment in power.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • An example of that would be a junta.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World

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  • Suspicion for his murder had fallen on one of the junta’s local functionaries, a rural sheriff named Nerva Juste, a frightening figure to most people in the region.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Think one of the South American junta countries.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • For some strange reason messages from the rebel junta have failed to reach their destination.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • You mean like in junta style?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Several times a day the four generals of the junta appeared on the screen, seated between the coat of arms and the flag, to announce various edicts: they were the new heroes of the nation.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • This was a junta of Calvinist fanatics who felt that the Estates-General, controlled by the privileged classes, no longer represented the skilled workers, had lost touch entirely with the people.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49

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  • "They have no sense of irony, the junta," Madaline was saying, "crushing people as they do.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • He gave active encouragement to every religious and civic society in the city and had a special interest in the Patriotic Junta, composed of politically disinterested influential citizens who urged governments and local businesses to adopt progressive ideas that were too daring for the time.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • But on the train, in the station at La Junta, one glimpse of him, manifestly spying upon her while trying to keep out of her sight, warned Helen that she now might have a problem on her hands.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • He had been expelled from Haiti during the time of the junta but had sneaked back to his hospital.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He clearly believed that the United States had helped to foster the coup—for one thing, by having trained a high official of the junta at the U.S. Army’s School of the Americas.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Twenty thousand of them had been sent to reinstate the country’s democratically elected government, and to strip away power from the military junta that had deposed it and ruled with great cruelty for three years.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • For that matter, there were some governments that were resisting the distribution, notably Bhutan and Myanmar—except for their junta and military, in the latter case.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The new authorities, the junta, had put his name on a list of personae non gratae.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He overheard Chouchou’s pwen, his pointed comment, and interpreted it correctly as anti-junta, pro-Aristide.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Ophelia visited Cange during the time of the junta, in the early 1990s.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He invited some nuns from the Catholic group Pax Christi to Haiti, hoping they’d help advertise the junta’s depredations.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He received his MacArthur grant in the summer of 1993, when it seemed that the junta might always be in power.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Not the wisest thing, during the reign of a military junta, to show a movie that blames aids on soldiers.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The first had appeared during the time of the junta.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The junta had focused most of its terror on the urban slums, because some of Aristide’s most ardent support was concentrated in them, and the slums were also at the center of Haiti’s aids epidemic.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Farmer blamed himself, but the fact was that treating mdr was tricky under the best of circumstances, and for a while, during the time of the junta, he simply couldn’t get the necessary medicines to Cange.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He contacted Amnesty International, which added Chouchou’s name to a growing list of victims of the junta, and he wrote a piece called "A Death in Haiti," which The Boston Globe agreed to publish under someone else’s name.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The newspapers said that the beggars in the streets, a sight that had not been seen in years, had been sent by international Communism to discredit the military junta and undermine the return to order and progress.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Two days later a notice from the military junta appeared in the papers, decreeing national mourning for the Poet and authorizing those who wanted to do so to fly the flag at half-mast in front of their houses.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • She instructed him to go before the rebel junta, then stationed at Juarez, to explain the situation, to bid them expect communications from Washington officials requesting and advising Stewart’s exchange as a prisoner of war, to offer to buy his release from the rebel authorities.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • …minions had murdered Chouchou, had been trained at Fort Benning’s School of the Americas; that some of the junta’s henchmen and officers in the Haitian army also worked for the cia; that while formally deploring the coup, Washington, with the help of a generally compliant mainstream American press, was busily denouncing Aristide, even manufacturing lies about him, and maintaining a leaky embargo that seemed calculated to preserve appearances but not to drive the junta out of power.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • …Haitian army and helped to finance it right up until the time when it deposed Aristide; that the head of the junta’s death squads, whose minions had murdered Chouchou, had been trained at Fort Benning’s School of the Americas; that some of the junta’s henchmen and officers in the Haitian army also worked for the cia; that while formally deploring the coup, Washington, with the help of a generally compliant mainstream American press, was busily denouncing Aristide, even manufacturing…
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Also that, during the American occupation, the U.S. Congress had reconstituted the modern Haitian army and helped to finance it right up until the time when it deposed Aristide; that the head of the junta’s death squads, whose minions had murdered Chouchou, had been trained at Fort Benning’s School of the Americas; that some of the junta’s henchmen and officers in the Haitian army also worked for the cia; that while formally deploring the coup, Washington, with the help of a generally…
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • …not possible she could just disappear as if by magic, that they could take her away in the night and that I should never hear a word of her again, I’ve spent a whole month looking for her and I’m going crazy, these are the things that make the junta look so bad abroad and give the United Nations reason to screw around with human rights, at first I didn’t want to hear about the dead, the tortured, and the disappeared, but now I can’t keep thinking they’re just Communist lies, because…
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • They don’t usually function well under a junta."
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
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