ASCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS
Introduction: Some of the military dictators and military leaders educated at the School of the Americas at Fort Benning in Georgia. At the SOA, students were instructed in counterinsurgency and techniques such as torture, execution, blackmail and the arrest of suspects' family members. The men pictured here each were responsible for human rights autrocities in their countries. SOA students include leaders of death squads in Peru, El Salvador and Honduras; Commanders within Pinochet's secret police and concentration camps; and the instigator of the Ocosingo Massarce in Chiapas, Mexico. The SOA remains open today renamed in 2000 as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.
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