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School of the Americas Watch, Fr. Roy Bourgeois comes to Vallejo
Date Saturday September 28
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
First Christian Church 1035 Indiana Street, Vallejo (at Colusa, one block north of Tennessee, behind Sherwin Williams)
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorDanika Kavulich
An Evening with Father Roy Bourgeois Hosted by the Solano Peace and Justice Coalition First Christian Church 1035 Indiana Street Vallejo In 1990 Father Bourgeois founded the School of the America's Watch, an office that does research on the US Army School of the Americas (SOA) at Fort Benning, Georgia. Each year the SOA trains hundreds of soldiers from Latin America in combat schools - all paid for by US taxpayers. The US Army School of the Americas (SOA), trains Latin American soldiers in combat, counter-insurgency, and counter-narcotics. Graduates of the SOA are responsible for some of the worst human rights abuses in Latin America. Among the SOA's nearly 60,000 graduates are notrious dictators Manuel Noriega and Omar Torrijos fo Panama, Leopoldo Galtieri and Roberto Viola of Argentina, Juan Velaso Alvarado of Peru, Guillermo Rodriguez of Ecuador, and Hugo Banzer Suarez of Bolivia. Lower-level SOA graduates have participated in human Rights abuses that include the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero, the Jesuit Priests, and the American church women in El Salvador and the El Mozote Massacre of 900 civilians.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 3rd, 2004 10:26 AM
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