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Guatemala plans to run ads to identify victims of U.S. syphilis experiment.
Guatemala syphilis experiment 05 19 11

Guatemala's President Alvaro Colom at a press conference in Guatemala City on October 1, 2010 where he described as "crimes of lese-humanity" the study conducted by the United States more than 60 years ago in Guatemala in which US-led researchers infected hundreds of people with syphilis and gonorrhea without their consent. The study conducted between 1946 and 1948 was "clearly unethical," US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement issued jointly with Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in which the two officials extended an apology to "all the individuals who were affected by such abhorrent research practices."