Alvaro Colom News
Syphilis Experiments Shock, But So Do Third World Drug Trials
Obama Commission Reports 83 Deaths in U.S. Led Guatemala Experiments in 1940s
President Obama Apologizes to Guatemalan President for 'Shocking,' 'Tragic,' 'Reprehensible' Syphilis Study
President Obama this afternoon spoke with Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom to “express his deep regret” and “extend an apology to all those infected” following the revelation that the U.S. Public Health Service conducted a study from 1946 to 1948 in...
US Apologizes for 1940s STD Study That Infected Guatemalans With Syphilis
In 1946, American researchers performed an appalling experiment , infecting unwitting Guatemalans with a potentially deadly disease in the name of public health. In an effort to see if penicillin could prevent or treat syphilis, government scientists went to the impoverished Central American
Guatemalan court rules in favor of tweet author
An appeals court found insufficient evidence to warrant the trial of a Guatemalan whose Twitter message led to his arrest on charges of inciting financial panic. Jean Anleu was arrested and charged in May after sending a 96-character tweet that urged depositors to withdraw funds from a bank
Guatemalan fears a tweet will make him a jailbird
Jean Anleu was so fed up with corruption in his country that he decided to vent on the Internet, sending a 96-character message on the social-networking site Twitter. That message has now earned him a potential five-year prison sentence and the unfortunate distinction of becoming one of the first
Adventurers, Retirees and Coppola Ignore Government Warnings, Explore Guatemala
Antigua, Atitlan Attract High-End Hotels, Hollywood Moguls and Thrill-Seeking Backpackers
U.S. Adoptions Fueled by Guatemalan Kidnappings
Two years ago, Raquel Par boarded a bus in her hometown of Tecpan, Guatemala, with her baby daughter for the 90-minute ride to the country's capital. When she arrived in Guatemala City, however, she was alone. "I took a bus that left me at Bolivar Avenue, where I had to wait to catch another one.