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  • Some ten thousand people descended on the School of the Americas (now renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) headquarters in Fort Benning, Georgia this weekend to protest the U.S. military program that trains Latin American soldiers in combat, counterinsurgency and counter-narcotics. Frequently dubbed the "School of the Assassins" critics say the school’s graduates are responsible for some of the...
    November 24, 2003 | Story
  • We take a look at the case of a torture-victim from El Salvador who confronted two former Salvadoran generals living in the U.S. He won a watershed victory last summer when a jury ruled that the two generals held "command responsibility" over abuses by the military. We speak with an investigative journalist who covered the story. [Includes transcript]
    September 04, 2003 | Story
  • Yesterday in Columbus, GA ten thousand people from every state gathered to demand the closing of the U.S. Army Schoolof the Americas at Fort Benning. The school has trained thousands of officers from Central and Latin Americancountries, and its alumni association reads like a who’s who of the hemisphere’s worst state terrorists: FormerPanamanian dictator General Noriega; Roberto d-Aubuisson, the founder of El Salvador’s death...
    November 19, 2001 | Story
  • The death toll from Friday’s earthquake in India is at tens of thousands and mounting. It is too early to determinethe extent that corruption, substandard housing and lack of official planning played in inflating the death toll. Butin the quake that hit El Salvador two weeks ago, the role of the government in exacerbating the disaster has becomeclear.
    January 29, 2001 | Story
  • For ten years, Washington and the El Salvadoran army fought a
    brutal and expensive war against the rebel Farabundo Marti
    Liberation Front or FMLN. Today the battleground has shifted
    away from the rural killings fields to the electoral arena. But
    the antagonists are the same — the FMLN on the left, and the death
    squad-linked ARENA party on the right.

    Yesterday, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of El Salvador
    officially announced the results...

    March 26, 1997 | Story
  • Segment Summary:
    Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales of the New York Daily News interview Stan Goff, a retired Master Sergeant and activist. In part two of the interview, Goff discusses his experiences in Central and South America, focusing on Special Forces anti-guerilla training in Peru during the "War on Drugs"; the discovery of the bodies of murdered nuns in El Salvador; and the CIA presence in Guatemala, and their knowledge of...
    November 20, 1996 | Story