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Carla Salazar & Frank Bajak – The Ledger – Mondy, 20 February 2012 (originally published 14 Feb)
LIMA, Peru | It was 1996 when Micaela Flores and 15 other women from Peru’s highlands accepted an ambulance ride to a Cuzco clinic, lured by the offer of a free medical checkup.
But when they arrived, the clinic’s doors were locked behind them.
“?‘We’re going to make a small incision,’?” Flores, now 54, said she was told. When she resisted, the mother of seven said health workers tied her feet and hands and anesthetized her . . .