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Day 20

Fort Benning

August 31st 2012:

Fort Benning is sadly famous in all Latin America. Here is the headquarter of the School of the Americas, a kind of University of counter-insurgency where thousands of military men of the continent were trained.

They have a big responsibility in South America’s dictatorships and in the paramilitary troops proliferation in Central America. Here, they learned how to intimidate, to torture, to sequestrate in order to fight against communism. Now that the red threat doesn't exist anymore, a lot of them collaborate with drug dealer groups.

School of the Americas

Atlanta at dawn

During the sit-in, I talk with Daniel Gershenson, one of the caravan organizers. I wonder if U.S. government was involved in Tlatelolco's massacre in 1968, when the Mexican army shot at students. This day, my mother survived by miracle.

12 San Diego
13 Los Angeles
14 Los Angeles
15 Phoenix
16 Tucson
17 Las Cruces
18 Albuquerque
07 Mexico
19 Santa Fe
20 Santa Fe
21 El paso
22 Laredo
23 Mc Allen
24 San Antonio
25 Austin
26 Houston
28 Jackson
29 Montgomery
30 Atlanta
31 Fort Benning
01 Louisville
02 Chicago
03 Chicago
04 Chicago
05 Toledo
06 New York

07 New York

08 Baltimore
09 Baltimore
10 Washington

11 washington

12 washington
27 Houston