Fernández Artucio, Hugo (1912–1974)

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Fernández Artucio, Hugo (1912–1974)

Hugo Fernández Artucio (b. 1912; d. 1974), Uruguayan professor and publicist, was political editor of El Día from 1941 to 1966. In 1966 he supported the presidential campaign of Oscar Gestido and became director of the University of Uruguay's Vázquez Acevedo Institute. Fernández Artucio gained public recognition through a series of interviews on the "Espectador" radio station in 1940, in which he revealed a Nazi plot to overthrow the Uruguayan government. His findings helped a parliamentary investigation commission, established in 1940, to analyze NSDAP (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei) activities in Uruguay and to prepare legal action against its members.

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Hugo Fernández Artucio, Nazis en el Uruguay (1940) and The Nazi Underground in South America (1942). See also Roque Faraone, El Uruguay en que vivimos, 1900–1968, 2d ed. (1968).

Martin H. J. Finch, "Three Perspectives on the Crisis in Uruguay," in Journal of Latin American Studies 3 (November 1971): 173-190.

                                Dieter Schonebohm

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