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    The command of the Inter-American Peace Force in the Dominican Republic has been changed. The?

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    The command of the Inter-American Peace Force in the Dominican Republic has been changed. The official change took place at a military ceremony in Santo Domingo on Monday (17 January). Three-star General Alvaro de Silva Braga replaced four-star General Hugo Panasco Alvim. Both men are Brazilian Army officers.

    The change in command was made because the strength of the Inter-American Peace Force has been cut from 7,000 men, from a high of 20,000 men. Organisation of American States officials believe that it is too small a force for a commander of four-star General rank. So General Alvim was replaced by a three-star general. He is returning to Brazil.

    The Inter-American Peace Force in the Dominican Republic has been acting in an independent manner and not as an instrument of President Hector Garcia-Godoy. The primary function of the Force is to keep leftist and rightist elements from plunging the Dominican Republic into a civil war.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7DERVQH3MMO4DF2URBIM9SNBJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7DERVQH3MMO4DF2URBIM9SNBJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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