U.S. government crime: "U.S. government medical researchers intentionally infected hundreds of people in Guatemala, including institutionalized mental patients, with gonorrhea and syphilis without their knowledge or permission more than 60 years ago."
U.S. government excuses: "Although these events occurred more than 64 years ago, we are outraged that such reprehensible research could have occurred under the guise of public health." Also, "officials noted that there were no formalized regulations regarding protection of human studies during the 1940s."
U.S. government criminal accomplice: "The STD experiments were conducted with the cooperation of the Guatemalan government."
U.S. government untruths: "As we move forward to better understand this appalling event, we reaffirm the importance of our relationship with Guatemala, and our respect for the Guatemalan people, as well as our commitment to the highest standards of ethics in medical research."
U.S. government plan to expand imperialism into the realm of medical research: "In addition to the apology, the U.S. is setting up commissions to ensure that human medical research conducted around the globe meets "rigorous ethical standards.""