Romney's Death Squad Ties Print
Romney’s Death Squad Ties:
Bain Launched With Millions From Oligarchs Behind Salvadoran Atrocities
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is facing new scrutiny over revelations he founded the private equity firm Bain Capital with investments from Central American elites linked to death squads in El Salvador. After initially struggling to find investors, Romney traveled to Miami in 1983 to win pledges of $9 million, 40 percent of Bain’s start-up money. Some investors had extensive ties to the death squads responsible for the vast majority of the tens of thousands of deaths in El Salvador during the 1980s. Democracy Now! interviewed Huffington Post reporter Ryan Grim, who connects the dots in his latest story, "Mitt Romney Started Bain Capital With Money From Families Tied To Death Squads." "There’s no possible way that anybody in 1984 could check out these families — which was the term that [Romney’s campaign] used — and come away convinced that this money was clean," Grim says.

To watch the Democracy Now! interview, click here.

Why We Mobilize
Ka Rodríguez, Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana:

"During the past three years I got involved with the SOA Watch Movement on campus either by helping organize the 10 hour ride to the vigil, distributing “¡Presente!” or screening documentaries. I am part of this movement and participate at the vigil because I believe that too much money and resources have been and still are invested in militarization, violation of Human Rights and setting up military bases in Latin America. In this, the School of the Americas has a crucial role. TOGETHER at the vigil we can say NO! to this and shut down the School of the Americas."

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