Breaking News: Ecuador to Pull Out of the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC)

Just received this email from the NGO School of the Americas Watch:

 We are delighted that we can inform you that earlier today, President Correa started the meeting at the Presidential Palace in Quito, Ecuador, by announcing that Ecuador will no longer send its soldiers to the School of the Americas (SOA/ WHINSEC). This is a tremendous victory for the human rights community across the Americas! 

The press in Latin America has already picked up the story. Click here for the coverage of the announcement in Spanish.

We are extremely happy about this new development that will give us additional momentum in our efforts to shut down the SOA for good and to end U.S. militarization in the Americas. Stay tuned for a detailed report back from the delegation and from the meeting with President Correa in the next couple days.

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