Acting through the US client state in Brazil the US works to influence Uruguay's elections with intimidation of the voters and candidates amidst US supported violence, militant repression and increased use of torture as part of the counterinsurgency program. [1]


Failing to bring about a subservient government by meddling in elections and political repression, the US supports the military in their power grab. Purportedly the new government had the highest percentage of the population imprisoned for political reasons in the world. [1]