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US medical experiments in Guatemala (map) in the 1940’s were kept a secret until last year, when Prof Susan Reverby at Wellesley College unearthed hidden records. Now health authorities told the BBC that the extent of those experiments could be greater than previously thought. (more…)

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Last month, president Alvaro Colom and his wife Sandra Torres (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) filed for divorce and on Friday a family court in Guatemala has approved the divorce. (more…)

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Guatemalan president Alvaro Colom and his wife Sandra Torres (photo, from aljazeera.net) have filed for divorce after eight years of marriage so she can stand for presidential election in September, a court official said. (more…)

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The US government is being sued for compensation by hundreds of Guatemalan prisoners, psychiatric patients and orphans who were deliberately infected with syphilis (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) or gonorrhoea in medical tests between 1946 and 1948. (more…)

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The killing of a prominent lawyer led to hundreds of people marching in the capital of Guatemala in order to demand the resignation of the country’s president (photo, from bbc.co.uk), who vehemently denied any involvement. (more…)

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