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The SOA Watch Latin America Project PDF Print E-mail
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The immediate goals of the SOA Watch Latin America Project are to connect the grassroots movements of the U.S. and Latin America, organize and facilitate SOA Watch delegations, and to contribute information and logistical support to other human rights groups in the region.

Until 2006, the Latin America Project had consisted mostly of trips to Latin America where SOA Watch activists met with community organizers, human rights organizations and government authorities in an effort to persuade countries to stop sending troops to be trained at the SOA/WHINSEC. Thanks to grassroots organizing in Latin America and these SOA Watch delegations, countries like Argentina, Uruguay and Venezuela have ceased to send troops to the SOA/WHINSEC.

In August 0f 2006, thanks to the efforts of our supporters and organizers, SOA Watch opened a Latin America office in Venezuela. In an effort to strengthen our cooperation with human rights organizations in Latin America, it is important that the movement to close the School of the Americas has a physical presence in the continent. As the first country to take the step of withdrawing its troops from the SOA/WHINSEC, Venezuela seemed an appropriate location for such an initiative.

The Latin America Project is coordinated by Lisa Sullivan-Rodriguez, a long time SOA Watch activist and former Maryknoll Lay Missioner who worked in Bolivia and Venezuela for over 20 years. She has extensive knowledge of the political and social conditions that exist in Latin America and has coordinated several successful delegations through Latin America.

Read Lisa Sullivan's reportback from the SOA Watch delegation to Mexico and Costa Rica

Read Lisa Sullivan's reportback from the SOA Watch delegation to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Read Lisa Sullivan's report on the International No Bases Conference

Read Lisa Sullivan's reportback from the SOA Watch delegation to Colombia & Panama.

Read Lisa Sullivan's reportback from the SOA Watch delegation to Chile, Ecuador and Peru.

Read Lisa Sullivan's reportback from the SOA Watch delegation to Bolivia, Argentina and Uruguay.

Visit our SOAW Latinoamerica website.

We need your support to maintain this vital office in Latin America! Make a donation today!

 

Contact us

SOA Watch
733 Euclid Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

phone: 202-234-3440
email: info@soaw.org