Articles by: Kirsten Weld

September 4, 2018

A note on Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales' dissolution of the country's groundbreaking anti-impunity commission 

February 6, 2018

With DACA’s expiration date slated for March 5, Republicans are betting that Democrats will prioritize mid-term elections over the fight to protect 800,000 young immigrants.

February 12, 2015
The NSA disclosures, Latin American backlash, and what it means for hemispheric relations.
September 4, 2011

Guatemalans are appalled over new revelations that from 1946 to 1948 U.S. medical researchers infected more than a thousand non-consenting Guatemalans with venereal diseases. The doctors who administered similar experiments on African-American sharecroppers in 1932 had told their research subjects simply that they were being treated for “bad blood.” And bad blood is what has been generated—or simply augmented—by this grim episode in the history of U.S.-Guatemala relations.