[mgj-discuss] Bolivia to gradually withdraw troops from SOA
sgrusky at fwwatch.org
Thu Apr 6 07:20:05 PDT 2006
> Looks like another victory!
> Bolivia: Bye, Bye, SOA
> La Paz, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia, joining Venezuela, Uruguay
> and Argentina, will gradually pull out its military personnel from
> the old School of the Americas, an infamous US training facility,
> it was announced here.
> Minister of the Presidency Ramon Quintana made the announcement
> while replying to a question by Prensa Latina on the recent visit
> of a US religious delegation who requested Bolivia to withdraw from
> what has been described as "a school of dictators", where people
> are trained in repression and killing.
> The center was established by the US Armed Forces in the Panama
> Canal Zone in 1946 with the name of "School of the Americas", and
> in 2001 it was rechristened as "Western Hemisphere Institute for
> Security Cooperation."
> According to Quintana, the presence of Bolivian soldiers will be
> gradually reduced "in the shortest time possible" until total
> He indicated that later in the year Bolivia will also step up
> cooperation mechanisms to allow for the training of its soldiers in
> South American countries, under a new doctrine of "regional
> security" to be agreed upon by Evo Morales and ministers of Defense
> of the area.
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