Defense Department's School of the Americas Was Training Latin American soldiers in Torture, Interrogation and Execution.

September 24, 1996

Late Friday night, the Pentagon released documents revealing what human rights activists have been charging for years: that the Defense Department’s School of the Americas was training Latin American soldiers in torture, interrogation and execution. The School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia has trained thousands of Latin American military officers, including some of the most heinous dictators and abusers of human rights in this hemisphere. Leading the fight against the School has been Father Roy Bourgeois, with S-O-A watch. Bourgeois is currently in prison in Georgia...