Central American Studies

Border Militarization, Migration and U.S. Intervention in Latin America

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Jacaranda Hall 3520

Maria Luisa Rosal, Field Organizer and Eduardo García, Media and Communications Coordinator of the School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) will focus their presentation on the U.S. intervention in Latin America, its impact on local communities and the relation with the ongoing violence that forces people to flee their homes to come up North.

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SOAW was created in 1990 by the solidarity movement in U.S. as a response to the November 16, 1989 killing of Elba Ramos, and her 16 year old daughter Celina Ramos and 6 Jesuits - Ignacio Ellacuría, Ignacio Martín Baró, Segundo Montes, Armando López, Juan Ramón Moreno and Joaquin López - at the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador.  A U.S. Congressional Task Force reported that those responsible were trained at the School of the Americas (SOA) established in Panama in the 1940's and later moved to Fort Benning in Georgia.

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