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Learn about massacres committed by SOA/WHINSEC graduates and read the names of their victims.

List of Peruvians Killed by SOA Graduates PDF Print E-mail

Peru's civil war left thousands tortured, raped, disappeared or dead.  So that we may not forget our brothers and sisters, we record the names of 305 victims of Peruvian SOA-trained officers and soldiers.  Note: these are only FATAL victims, and do not include those who may have been raped, tortured or wounded, but not killed.

Thanks to Michael Baney for compiling these names.

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The 1989 University of Central America Massacre PDF Print E-mail
"Sources at the [SOA] say that when…soldiers go through the urban-combat exercise with blanks in their weapons, half the time the village priest (played by a U.S. Army chaplain) is killed or roughed up."
–Newsweek Magazine, August 9, 1993
"Many of the critics [of the SOA] supported Marxism — Liberation Theology — ;which was defeated with the assistance of the U.S. Army."
– United States Army School of the Americas web page, June, 1999

On the night of November 16, 1989, a Salvadoran Army patrol entered the University of Central America in San Salvador and massacred sixteen year-old Celina Ramos, her mother Elba Ramos, and six Jesuit priests. Nineteen of the military officers cited for this atrocity have received training at the US Army School of the Americas.
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Segovia Massacre, Colombia PDF Print E-mail
On 11 November 1988 heavily armed men drove in trucks into the center of Segovia, opened fire and threw grenades indiscriminately, killing 43 people, including three children, and wounding over 50 others. The regular garrisons of the police and military (belonging to the Batallón Bomboná of the 16th Brigade) stood by while the killers moved freely through the town for over an hour. Their entry appeared to have been facilitated by the removal of military checkpoints normally stationed on the road into the town. The paramilitary force made its getaway in three vehicles in which they travelled from Segovia through the neighboring town of Remedios towards Puerto Berrío. No attempt was made by the security forces to detain the group. Local army spokesmen immediately attributed the killing to guerrilla groups, but after the army version was challenged by survivors the then Minister of the Interior, César Gaviria Trujillo, said a "right-wing paramilitary group" was responsible.
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The Dead: Victims at El Mozote and Nearby Villages PDF Print E-mail
This list of names was initially compiled by Tutela Legal, a church-run human rights group in El Salvador, and updated by Mark Danner, author of The Massacre at El Mozote, records the ages and professions of 767 people who were murdered by the U.S.-trained Atlacatl Battalion in a 1981 counterinsurgency operation. Though the list offers only the most basic personal information on these victims of the Reagan administration's "war on communism," it conveys a deeply disturbing indication of the human costs of U.S. military aid to El Salvador, which continued for years following the massacre.
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