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Subject: Social science should not be used for the militarization of Latin America

Dear representatives of the FIU-SOUTHCOM alliance:

I write to express my deep concern about the alliance between SOUTHCOM and FIU which has been formed to carry out so-called "Strategic Culture" studies about sovereign Latin American and Caribbean nations.

As a member of the academic community, I believe that this constitutes an attack on the basic objective of social sciences to serve our communities and societies. Furthermore, I believe that U.S. intervention in Latin American countries, under any name, is an attack against those countries' right to self-determination and against their democratic processes.

For these reasons, I am calling for an end to the cooptation of social sciences to legitimize the militarization of the Americas, and for an end to U.S. military occupation of the hemisphere.

Sincerely,

[Name and title]
[City, date]