Last month President Obama apologized to the people of Guatemala for an unethical study of syphilis. In the mid-40s, hundreds of Guatemalans were unwitting subjects of the study.Lorne Matalon reports that many are still outraged, despite the apology.
U.S. officials have apologized for immoral experiments done on hundreds of Guatemalans in the 1940s to test the effectiveness of penicillin in treating syphilis. Dr. Art Caplan at the University of Pennsylvania and Susan Reverby at Wellesley College.
Staten Island has long been home to newly-arrived immigrants – now a wave of attacks against Latinos has both officials and residents worried, as PRI's The World reporter Alex Gallafent reports from the New York City borough.
We're looking for a department of Guatemala, where major drug bust just happened. This department is on the country's southern coast, on the Pacific Ocean. We'll tell you what washed up on the shores, after you take crack at naming the department.
The coastal state of Escuintla is the answer to the Geo Quiz. Authorities there this week intercepted a 55 foot submarine loaded with a US bound cargo of cocaine. Steven Dudley has been researching drug trafficking in Central America.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with geo-scientist Timothy Bechtel, about the massive sinkhole that swallowed an intersection and a three-story factory in Guatemala as the country was hit by Tropical Storm Agatha.
Today's Global Hit starts on the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent in 1635. Two slave ships wrecked there, and the slaves escaped. They mixed in with the native Caribs, giving birth to a new Afro-Caribbean culture; the Garifuna. Lonny Shavelson reports.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the common theme that connects Australia's coastal region "The Great Sandy," North Korea's Mount Myohyang, and Lagunas de Montebello, near the border between Mexico and Guatemala. The answer is....they are all newly deemed 'biosphere reserves.'
Joselino Gomez Esteban and his nephew, Misael Paiz, from Guatemala left their small village in search of work and a better life. When they reached the scorching hot Sonoran Desert in Arizona, Paiz fell ill and his uncle called 911 for help. But Paiz died before Tucson Border Patrol agents could find them.
The harsh conditions and increasingly unpredictable weather in the Guatemalan highlands are putting added stress on poor families and pushing up migration in an area where locals estimate nearly half of the 250 households have already seen someone leave.
From El Global Warming and La Student Debt to El Safe Space and La Border Wall, each playing card is redesigned with Millennial Lotería’s followers in mind. And while it tackles the political zeitgeist of the Latinx millennial generation, it also has fans howling with laughter over cards like El Food Porn and El Man Bun.
A motel and a monastery are among pop-up shelters that have opened in the last six months in Arizona to house a rising number of migrants from Central America entering the United States to seek asylum.
In last three months, ICE has released some 107,000 migrant parents and children in Texas, Arizona and California, many without next steps in place. Shelters, churches and volunteers have stepped in to help these families get to their next destinations. Most are trying to join relatives and friends elsewhere.