US presence in Guatemala

US government apologizes for infecting Guatemalans with STD's

"We deeply regret that it happened, and we apologize to all the individuals who were affected by such abhorrent research practices," they said. The conduct exhibited during the study does not represent the values of the United States, or our commitment to human dignity and great respect for the people of Guatemala."

That commitment and great respect, of course, are demonstrated by the Christian Right by elevating Oliver North to hero status for his humanitarian work in support of the Contras over in neighboring Nicaragua. After all, one expendable Central American is like any other expendable Central American ... so long as they ain't commies, they's our pals.