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Special Report- Guatemala: A Test Tube of Repression

Last week’s grotesque revelation about American public health doctors infecting nearly 700 Guatemalans with venereal disease to test penicillin from 1946-48 marked just the start of the U.S. government’s post-World War II abuse of that Central American country. continue reading »

US Apologizes for Infecting Guatemalans with Syphilis

The United States apologized today for an experiment carried out from 1946-1948 in Guatemala. US government researchers deliberately infected Guatemalan prisoners with syphilis, so they could test the new drug penicillin. continue reading »