United States, Gonorrhea and Guatemala

Even before the USA overthrew the democratically elected government of Guatemala, we went to work on the health of the country. As is documented well in this Wikipedia article the CIA overthrew the government in 1954. Apparently in 1946 we had already intentionally infected poor and mentally disabled people in Guatemala with gonorrhea and other STD’s. Here is a breaking news article about this. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39456324/ns/health-sexual_health/
It turns out that the same American doctor, Dr. John C. Cutler, involved with infecting Guatemalans was also responsible for infecting African Americans in Tuskegee in the 1960’s. An article by Reuters published in the New York Times has more information here.

Guatemala in the 1940's

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala in the 1940's


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United States, Gonorrhea and Guatemala — 1 Comment

  1. Hey Dennis,

    I just did a piece for my blog on the same subject. Just couldn’t resist. Seems like we’re doing, not the same, but similar things. I like your we recommend section. Maybe we could swap links.

    Carlos

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