|WHINSEC Instructors and the Drug Mafia|
|Written by John Lindsay-Poland, FOR|
The Colombian Army’s Third Brigade, based in Cali, was deeply penetrated by the drug trafficking mafia, according to a recent criminal investigation.
“What the prosecutors’ investigation has shown as it progresses,” reported Semana magazine, “is that ‘Don Diego’ [a drug mafia kingpin] didn’t just buy these officers in exchange for one-time favors, but that many of them belonged to his organization. They were part of the mafia and put their jobs in the Army at its service.” Brigade commander Gómez Vergara resigned August 16, 2007, as a result of the investigation, and a dozen other officers have been arrested or are under investigation.
Published in the Fall 2007 issue
¡Cierren la SOA!
written by jks789, July 16, 2009
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Zapata Vive - La Lucha Sigue
On January 1, 2014 the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their armed uprising in defense of territory and identity. Article by Simon Sedillo.
Interview with Father Fausto Mila in Honduras
SOA Watch participated in the International Human Rights Encuentro in Honduras in February 2012. Laura Jung spoke with Father Fausto Milla, a religious leader in the Honduran movement who has been persecuted by the State of Honduras.
H.R. 2989, the Latin America Military Training Review Act of 2013 renews the legislative efforts against the notorious U.S. military training institute, formerly known as the School of the Americas.
Observing the Ballot and the Bullets - by Emily Creigh with Theresa Cameranesi
Tuesday evening, April 16,2013. The SOA Watch Delegation to Paraguay gathers in an old Asunción hotel, preparing, eager. SOA Watch had been invited to Paraguay as both an election-watch team and a human rights-observing team.
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We are winning because ours is a revolution of mind and heart.
- César Chávez
A challenging new documentary has quickly become one of the
widest-reaching films to encapsulate the history of the SOA Watch
An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002.