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  1. US apologies for STD experiments on Guatamalans

    “President Barack Obama personally apologised on Friday to his Guatemalan counterpart for a US-led study conducted in the 1940s, in which hundreds of people in the Latin American state were deliberately infected with sexually-transmitted diseases.

    “In a phone conversation with Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom, Obama expressed his deep regret for the experiment conducted by US public health researchers in Guatemala between 1946 and 1948, and apologised ‘to all those affected’ ….

    “In an impromptu news conference in Guatemala on Friday, Colom denounced the study as ‘a crime against humanity’, and said he had learned of the gruesome years-long experiment in the phone call from [US Secretary of State Hillary] Clinton …

    “The study, which was never published, came to light this year after Wellesley College professor Susan Reverby stumbled upon archived documents outlining the 1940s experiment led by controversial US public health doctor John Cutler.”

    — October 2 AFP article.

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