School Of The Americas

In a springtime ritual, opponents of the School of the Americas are demonstrating on the steps of the Capitol, calling for the school to be closed. They say the facility run by the US Army for soldiers from Latin America has trained assassins and torturers. NPR's Brian Naylor reports that for Father Roy Bourgois, a Maryknoll Priest, this year's demonstration is a bit easier because there is no fasting. The Army defends the school against the annual attacks, insisting that it is a valuable tool and should not be blamed for abuses committed by some graduates.



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