"People are trying to vote for the least worst candidate," Guatemalan citizen Maria Luisa Rosal told ThinkProgress. "But that way, you're only legitimizing an oppressive system that has only benefitted the oligarchs and the multinational corporations."
“Guatemala still needs to transform a culture of impunity into a culture in which the truth is told and individuals are held accountable, whoever they are,” United Nations officials said in a statement.
Researchers exposed more than 1300 prisoners, soldiers, and psychiatric patients to syphilis, gonorrhea, and chancroid through a study that went on from 1946 to 1948 with follow-up work that continued through 1953.
Former Guatemalan dictator General Efrain Jose Rios Montt is standing trial for alleged genocide he committed in the 1980s. The case against him — which has been fraught with delays and dead-ends — is a race against the clock for victims’ families, who fear the 88-year-old will die before facing justice.