A Guatemalan boy saw soldiers come into his village and murder his parents along with the rest of the village, was adopted and raised in an abusive household by one of the men who massacred the villagers, and later gave testimony that sent the killer to prison with a 6,000 year sentence newsinteractives.cbc.ca/l…
In the 40's hundreds of Guatemalans were infected involuntarily with syphilis by Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and the Rockefeller Foundation. A court case is underway to this day on behalf of 444 victims resulting in 83 deaths. reuters.com/article/us-ma…
The Guatemalan government carried out a genocide in the 1980's known as the Silent Holocaust against the Mayan people. Throughout it, the US government under Ronald Reagan gave Guatemala military aid, helping the genocidaires commit their atrocities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
1,500 Guatemalans were forcefully infected with syphilis (and other diseases) for a penicillin study. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
In December 1958, fishing rights tensions between Mexico and Guatemala escalated. Seeking to distract from domestic protests, the Guatemalan Air Force strafed a row of Mexican trawlers, killing 3 fishermen. The president defended his brinkmanship, claiming they were pirates plotting an invasion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mex…
... In 1954 the CIA deposed a democratically elected Guatemalan president and replaced him with a dictator to save investments in a banana company. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
U.S. intervention and overthrow of the Guatemalan government had nothing to do with containing communism and everything to do with supporting the corporate interest of the United Fruit Company (aka Chiquita brand). umbc.edu/che/tahlessons/p…
Guatemalans were deliberately infected with STDs between 1945 & 1956 through US government programme. They were kept secret until discovered in 2010 by a college prof. The programme published no findings, did not inform those who were infected nor did it provide them with follow up medical care. theguardian.com/us-news/2…
Today I learned that in the 1940s, the US funded a study which involved over 1500 Guatemalan men, women and children deliberately being infected by STDs in order to understand how to treat GIs that come back with them. theguardian.com/world/201…
In 2009, Guatemalan attorney Rodrigo Rosenberg arranged his own assassination and posthumously tried to frame Álvaro Colom, the president of Guatemala, for the slaying, because he thought Colom had had his (Rosenberg's) girlfriend and her father killed. The frame-up nearly succeeded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
In 1951 Guatemalan president Jacobo Árbenz carried out an agrarian reform under which uncultivated portions of large land-holdings were expropriated in return for compensation and redistributed to poverty-stricken agricultural laborers. The US disliked this and the CIA engineered a coup d'etat en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Today I learned about Edward Bernays: Freud's nephew, a father of modern advertising, who effectively overthrew the Guatemalan Govt. on behalf of United Fruit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
The United States provided training and weapons to the Guatemalan military during their genocide of 200,000+ people in the β€˜80s. nytimes.com/roomfordebate…
While the Nazis were on trial for crimes against humanity, the U.S. was injecting syphilis into the spines and genitals of 700 Guatemalans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
Today I learned of the Great Guatemalan Sinkhole, a 30-story deep hole in the middle of Guatemala City atlasobscura.com/places/t…
Today I learned of Edward Bernays, the father of Public Relations. He used propaganda to make women smoke, make bananas popular, make bacon & eggs breakfast foods, and help overthrow a Guatemalan president. His work influenced the Nazis' campaign against the Jews. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
In the 2007 world record attempt the Earthrace boat hit and sank a small Guatemalan fishing boat with a crew of 3, this injured 2 and killed 1. The Guatemalan govt cleared them of wrongdoing. The captain and crew met with the family to seek forgiveness, which the family gave them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MY_…
In 1958, Guatemala and Mexico had a short "conflict" which started when a Mexican fishing boat entered Guatemalan waters en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mex…
From 1946 to 1948, America conducted experiments on Guatemalan prisoners where up to 1,300 people were purposefully infected with syphilis, gonorrhea or chancroid. nytimes.com/2011/08/31/wo…
Sylvester Stallone believes he has been reincarnated many times. Most notably a victim of the Guillotine in the French Revolution and a Guatemalan monkey people.com/people/archive…
Operation PBFORTUNE, organized by the CIA to overthrow the democratically elected Guatemalan President Jacobo Árbenz, was terminated when the coup attempt became too widely known en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
The average Guatemalan woman is 4'6'' (142.2cm), and meets the requirement for dwarfism. disabled-world.com/artman…
Today I learned of Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzano, a Guatemalan lawyer that planned his own assassination in an attempt to frame the President, and other Guatemalan politicians. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
The Guatemalan currency, the quetzal, was originally a bird's tail feathers. "Since it was a crime to kill a quetzal, the bird was simply captured, its long tail feathers plucked, and was set free." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
In 2009, a Guatemalan committed suicide by taking out a contract on himself using a hitman. He hoped this would help overthrow the current government and save the country. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
The Guatemalan special forces, "Kaibiles", are ordered to raise a puppy, bond with it, then slaughter and eat it as part of their training. They are also shot so they can perform field surgery on themselves en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kai…
In 2011 3-D mapping revealed an ancient Mayan city under a Guatemalan rain forest news.nationalgeographic.c…
In 1946 the U.S. Public Health Service infected 1,000 Guatemalan citizens with STD's for experiments. hhs.gov/1946inoculationst…
Guatemalan women are extremely short at around 149cm. Maternal weight and height were collected in 542 lactating mothers of infant and toddlers, ranging in age from 15 to 48 years for the study ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
In 1954 the US aided the Guatemalan Military in overthrowing the democratically elected president of Guatemala and replaced him with a military dictator -- all because the United Fruit Company monopoly made more money when dictators gave them free land en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
From 1946 through 1948 with the cooperation of the pan American health sanitary organization, the Guatemalan gov't and the US Public Health services many Guatemalans where infected with gonorreah and shypilis nbcnews.com/id/39456324/n…
US scientists injected Guatemalans with sexually transmitted diseases in the 1940s. To make it worse, "the trials did not yield any useful medical knowledge, according to medical records." nydailynews.com/news/nati…
The United Fruit Company (now known as Chiquita), asked the US government to act militarily against the Guatemalan government when, under a new law, some of its unused farmland was going to be given to peasants. This led to the CIA assisting in deposing Guatemala's president in 1954. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
In the 1940's, the US government infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis in order to test the effectiveness of penicillin npr.org/templates/story/s…
In 1954 the UFC via the CIA/USA overthrew the first Guatemalan democratic government because Guatemala nationalized unused land. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
In 1946, American researchers were knowingly injecting syphilis into Guatemalan citizens. It's believed that the research carried out by Dr. Cutler and the United States, is responsible for introducing syphilis to the people of Guatemala. youtube.com/watch?v=nha9M…
Today I learned about American syphilis experiments in Guatemala in the '40s. Guatemalans are now suing the US. oaoa.com/articles/1940s-6…
The Guatemalan quentzal (currency) is named after Resplendent quetzal, the National bird of Guatemala b/c the ancient Mayans, used the quetzal bird's tail feathers as currency. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
The Guatemalans had to change their method of executing criminals from shooting to lethal injections because in 1996, two convicted murderers survived the first volley of bullets, and they had to be shot again in the head afterwards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
During the massacre at Dos Erres, the Guatemalan army murdered over 200 villagers and dumped their bodies in a well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dos…
The US gave Guatemalans syphilis in the 1940s cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americ…
Only Popcorn, a type of corn, can pop and Guatemalans have been eating it for thousands of years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
In the 40's, U.S researchers intentionally infected Guatemalan mental patients with STD's without their consent. This resulted in at least 83 deaths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
In a 1946-1948 study in Guatemala, U.S. researchers used prostitutes to infect prison inmates, insane asylum patients, and Guatemalan soldiers with syphilis and other STDs to test the effectiveness of penicillin in treating them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
"In a 1946 to 1948 study in Guatemala, U.S. researchers used prostitutes to infect prison inmates, insane asylum patients, and Guatemalan soldiers with syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), to test the effectiveness of penicillin in treating such diseases." en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…

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