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Guatemala Heeds the Cries of Femicide Victims

February 1, 2012

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By Danilo Valladares Demonstrators demand that the disappearance of Cristina Siekavizza and her children be investigated. Credit:Danilo Valladares/IPS GUATEMALA CITY, Jan 31, 2012 (IPS) – The relentless wave of femicides in Guatemala, which has one of the highest female murder rates in the world, has prompted actions by the government, civil society groups, and two […]

Guatemala Heeds the Cries of Femicide Victims

February 1, 2012

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By Danilo Valladares Demonstrators demand that the disappearance of Cristina Siekavizza and her children be investigated. Credit:Danilo Valladares/IPS GUATEMALA CITY, Jan 31, 2012 (IPS) – The relentless wave of femicides in Guatemala, which has one of the highest female murder rates in the world, has prompted actions by the government, civil society groups, and two […]

Guatemalans climb volcano in protest against domestic violence

January 23, 2012

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More than 600 women were murdered in the small Central American country last year Around 12,000 Guatemalans have climbed an extinct volcano in a protest against domestic violence. The activists formed what they hope was the world’s longest human chain all the way to the peak of the 3,765m (12,352 feet) Volcan de Agua. Among […]

US-GUATEMALA Shocking Experiments Highlight Lack of Controls

September 10, 2011

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By Danilo Valladares and Amanda Wilson* GUATEMALA CITY/WASHINGTON DC, Sept 9, 2011 (IPS) – The appalling experiments carried out by U.S. doctors in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948 using 1,300 human subjects who were infected with sexually transmitted diseases highlighted the inadequacy of controls and safeguards in clinical testing in this Central American country – […]

US-GUATEMALA Shocking Experiments Highlight Lack of Controls

September 10, 2011

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By Danilo Valladares and Amanda Wilson* GUATEMALA CITY/WASHINGTON DC, Sept 9, 2011 (IPS) – The appalling experiments carried out by U.S. doctors in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948 using 1,300 human subjects who were infected with sexually transmitted diseases highlighted the inadequacy of controls and safeguards in clinical testing in this Central American country – […]

Guatemalan war rape survivors: ‘We have no voice’

July 29, 2011

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More than 100,000 women were raped in the 36-year Guatemalan civil war. Despite violent retributions, they are now breaking their silence Ofelia de Pablo, Javier Zurita and Giles Tremlett guardian.co.uk, Thursday 28 July 2011 Victims Maria Castro, Jacinta Guarcas and María Toj. Photograph: Ofelia de Pablo & Javier Zurita “When the soldiers found me they […]

Guatemalan war rape survivors: ‘We have no voice’

July 29, 2011

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More than 100,000 women were raped in the 36-year Guatemalan civil war. Despite violent retributions, they are now breaking their silence Ofelia de Pablo, Javier Zurita and Giles Tremlett guardian.co.uk, Thursday 28 July 2011 Victims Maria Castro, Jacinta Guarcas and María Toj. Photograph: Ofelia de Pablo & Javier Zurita “When the soldiers found me they […]