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Human rights abuses by graduates of the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA) are chillingly documented at the beginning of the campaign to close the school.

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A noble film but a lost cause
23 February 2014 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"School of the Americas Assassins" main target is the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA), an institution that trained the scum of Latin American dictators and part of their armies, including Noriega and many other tyrants in the Cold War context trying to combat Communism in their nations but their victims were all always peasants, common people, women and children with no political involvement whatsoever. Bear in mind, the Latin personnel were trained in U.S., with Reagan/Bush fully endorsing it. And even so, that training and those killings turned back to make American victims in Central America soil, like the brutal rape and murders of four American nuns in El Salvador in 1980.

The short documentary presents some of the atrocities committed by the notorious graduates of the school, interviewing survivors of attacks; and also there's time to make a positive campaign led by a priest against the school, supported by the contributor's taxes and barely do they know of what's been taught there and their actions in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, Argentina, Peru and many countries as well between 1980-1990. Like many wrong things in the world that you can't change but can only cause some stir, provoking to see what happens, nothing's changed about the school - they just go by a different name now and who knows who is going to be the next assassins to be graduated from there, with their proud pictures hanging on their walls. It still is a helpful source for the government in future interventions when they won't need to use their own armies.

Made to cause impact, disturb and inform and succeeding in all of it, the film only reaffirmed many of my thoughts on dictatorships in South and Central America nations aided by the United States. It's no mystery, everybody knows those things now (and even back in the day as well) and it's too bad no one is held responsible for their actions. 9/10


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