Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Argentina bows out of SOA/WHISC

The School of the Americas Watch (or is it WHISC, the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation?...rolls right off the tongue) has reported that a third South American country, Argentina, is joining Uruguay and Venezuela in not sending troops to receive training at the Fort Benning, Georgia facility.

While the move is largely symbolic - SOA Watch notes there is currently only one Argentine enrolled at the institution - it is nevertheless an important step for a country that recently marked the 30th anniversary of a military coup whose protagonists initiated a campaign of terror that "disappeared" an estimated 30,000 Argentines.


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