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10,000 To Protest School of The Americas

HeadlineNov 19, 2004

And more than 10,000 demonstrators are expected to protest this weekend outside the US Army’s School of the Americas at Fort Benning Georgia. The protests commemorate the anniversary of the 1989 assassinations of 14-year-old Celina Ramos, her mother Elba and six Jesuit priests in El Salvador. 19 of the 26 officers found responsible for the murders by the United Nations were trained at the School of the Americas. The US military has trained over 60,000 Latin Americans at the school over the past 50 years.

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