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Thursday, July 25

Chicago Tribune / Retuers Fujimori faces Peru genocide charge: "The government said 215,227 women had tubal ligations, a surgery that blocks the tubes between a woman's ovaries and her uterus, preventing her from becoming pregnant. The ministry said some women, many of whom were poor or illiterate, had been 'tricked,' 'obligated or intimidated' into having the surgery as a form of birth control, often under unsafe medical conditions." The word "genocide" has been bandied around with too much frequency in Peru for the past three decades. Of course, forced sterilization is reprehensible, just as US health officials did it to black mentally ill in the 1930s.

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