Sunday, October 03, 2010

Guatemala: A Test Tube of Repression

By Robert Parry
October 3, 2010

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.

Read on.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent report Mr. Robert Parry though still fail to capture the crude and whole dimension of the civil war in Guatemala. The country, mainly as a consequence of the conflict is now a day a shattered place in all but the meanings of the word. One has to be too optimistic in order to have some expectations for hope in a country deeply damaged in its soul by the savagery of those dark days.

We are no surprised the American public, and for reasons you know better, live in an alternate world totally absent from the grim reality of events in far away lands, caused by the imperial ambitions of their ruthless leaders as Reagan demonstrated in his years in the US presidency and specifically in the case of Guatemala.