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Issue Position: Foreign Policy, Trade, & Defense - School of the Americas/WHISEC

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I believe we should close the Army's School of the Americas, renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHISEC). The United States should not be in the business of training military personnel in techniques that could be used for torture, murder and political repression.

To this day, U.S. and Latin American human rights organizations, as well as journalists, continue to document SOA graduates implicated in human rights violations and other criminal acts. I believe that Congressional action to close this training center for repression and human rights violations is long overdue.

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