Nicaragua Withdraws from School of Americas: “We Have Been its Victims”

“Since its founding in 1949, the school has graduated approximately 64 thousand alumni, including some of Latin America’s most notorious dictators, generals, and soldiers.”

president Daniel Ortega announced that Nicaragua would withdraw its troops from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC)—formerly and more widely known as the School of the Americas (SOA). A combat training school located in Fort Benning, Georgia, the WHINSEC is notorious for training Latin American military personnel in techniques of repression, including human rights violations such as torture, forced disappearance, and ... Full Story »

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In his meeting with the international delegation, Ortega “stressed the importance of the growing unity and support among Latin American nations,” according to More »

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