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October 25, 2012  

The Catholic Church and the U.S. government have blood on their hands for continuing to support murderous right-wing regimes in Central and South America, says a former U.S. Navy officer and Purple Heart recipient who became a Maryknoll priest and peace activist 44 years ago. Father Roy Bourgeois takes on the Vatican for cooperating with repressive regimes in targeting liberation theologists in the region. And he is committed more than ever, he says, to shutting down the Fort Benning, Ga.-based U.S. Army School of the Americas (now called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation-WHINSEC) that, since 1946, has been training the military of many developing countries in what he calls "the fine art of repression and terrorism."

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