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Key leaders of Honduras military coup trained in U.S.

At least two leaders of the coup launched in Honduras today were apparently trained at a controversial Department of Defense school based at Fort Benning, Georgia infamous for producing graduates linked to torture, death squads and other human rights abuses.


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Leftist President Manuel Zelaya was kidnapped and transported to Costa Rica this morning after a growing controversy over a vote concerning term limits. Over the last week, Zelaya clashed with and eventually dismissed General Romeo Vasquez -- who is now reportedly in charge of the armed forces that abducted the Honduran president.


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According to the watchdog group School of Americas Watch, Gen. Vasquez trained at the [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Hemisphere_Institute_for_Security_Cooperation]Western Hemisphere Institut
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Added: Jun-29-2009 Occurred On: Jun-29-2009
By: dan_man_
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Tags: Honduras, School of Americas, Western Hemisphere Center, Coup Detat, military coup, coup, constitution, Zelaya, Department of Defense, Fort Benning
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