Panama's Manuel Noriega. Chile's Manuel Contreras. Members of Mexico's Zetas cartel. What do they all have in common?

They all graduated from the US Defence Department's School of the Americas, an "anti-communist" counterinsurgency programme to train Latin American military personnel.

After the "school" was kicked out of Panama, it relocated to the United States. It even, eventually, changed its name - but kept everything else.

Is it time to close down this so-called "terrorist" training camp?

In this week's Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan digs into the past of the US-run school that has led to the destabilisation of many Latin American countries.

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Source: Al Jazeera News