An estimated 25,000 people gathered in November at the gates of Fort Benning in Georgia as part of the 18th annual School of the Americas protest. The U.S.
Fleeing a tragic civil war, almost one million refugees from El Salvador live silently in our midst. Many have mental problems rising from their experiences at home: repression, terrorism, and outright combat. What follows is an account of one refugee's story, changed only in minor details to protect her identity. A similar story could be told by almost any one of the million refugees. --B.B.Z.