I just watched a documentary on the School of the America’s (SOA). This is a facility for training Latin American soldiers. It’s based in Georgia. The documentary stated that often the poor in Latin America who “cry out for justice” are labeled insurgents. And military, or para-military, “death squads” are sent in to terrorize villages to quell the protests. For instance, SOA trained Contras killed scores of peasants in Nicaragua. Bishop Oscar Romero (who quite vocally spoke up for the poor), was killed by two soldiers trained at the School of the America’s. The Pentagon has admitted that these Latin American soldiers are trained to torture, kidnap and assassinate, according to the documentary. There was a “Kennedy Amendment” to close the SOA. It failed by a relatively close margin. Our administration would work to close the SOA.