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.
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.
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
Tags: Honduras, School of Americas, Western Hemisphere Center, Coup Detat, military coup, coup, constitution, Zelaya, Department of Defense, Fort Benning
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