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Guatemala calls US medical tests 'a crime'

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has said the US committed "crimes against humanity" in a study that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with gonorrhoea and syphilis more than 60 years ago.

US President Barack Obama has apologised for the medical tests, in which mentally ill patients and prisoners were infected without their consent.

The BBC's Katty Kay reports.

  • 02 Oct 2010
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