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A vote for the School of the Americas to be more open

I have written before about the School of the Americas, where military and police from Latin America attend courses.  Many of them have gone on to commit serious abuses of human rights including killings.

SOA Watch have now achieved one more victory in the struggle to make the activities of the School of the Americas more transparent and eventually to close it down.  In the House of Representatives of the United States the voting was 224 to 190 in favour of the Pentagon releasing details about graduates and instructors at the school.

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