Speaker: Linda Panetta, Representative of the Philadelphia SOA Watch

SOA Watch“THE U.S. MILITARY HAS NOT RECENTLY INTERVENED IN LATIN AMERICA”: FALSE

SCI 199

Tuesday 3rd November

7:00-8:30 pm

Speaker: Linda Panetta, Representative of the Philadelphia SOA Watch

The School of the Americas (SOA) in 2001 renamed the “Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC),” is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers located in Ft. Benning, Georgia.

Over its 59 years, the SOA has trained over 60,000 Latin American soldiers.

Hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans have been tortured, raped, assassinated, “disappeared,” massacred, and forced into refugee by those trained at the SOA.

The recent military coup in Honduras was lead by SOA graduates.

(Info adapted from www.soaw.org)

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