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The School of the Americas : military training and political violence in the Americas

Author: Lesley Gill
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2004.
Series: American encounters/global interactions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of the controversial School of the Americas looks at its training program and argues that it has institutionalized state-sponsored violence that has wrought havoc in Latin America.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gill, Lesley.
School of the Americas.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607677713
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Gill
ISBN: 0822333821 9780822333821 0822333929 9780822333920
OCLC Number: 53972193
Description: xviii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The teflon assassin --
The military, political violence and impunity --
Georgia not on their minds --
De-mining humanitarianism --
Foot soldiers of the U.S. empire --
Pathways to power --
Strategic alliances --
Human wrongs and rights --
Disordering the Andes --
Targeting the "school of assassins."
Series Title: American encounters/global interactions.
Responsibility: Lesley Gill.
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Transnational ethnography and history of the School of the Americas, analyzing the military, peasant, and activist cultures that are linked by this institution.  Read more...

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