News for North Texas
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Training Latin American Troops

Maura Farrelly of Georgia Public Reports that the U.S. Army is opening a new school tomorrow at Ft. Benning, Georgia to train Latin American soldiers. The new school, called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation is replacing the School of Americas, which has been subject of controversy for over a decade. The School of Americas existed for over 50 years but has been the target of protestors since the late 1980's because over many of its graduates have been linked to human rights abuses in Latin America.

Copyright 2001 NPR