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18 Guatemala City: The skeletal remains of 163 people massacred in one of the worst atrocities of Guatemala's bloody civil war have been handed over to surviving relatives, officials said. Families of victims of the 1982 Dos Erres massacre, in
Representatives of Guatemala's indigenous Ixil Maya have filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights in Washington accusing the Guatemalan government of failing in its legal obligation to investigate and prosecute genocide.
Guatemala Rios Montt genocide trial to resume in 2015 Gen Efrain Rios Montt has denied ordering the killing of thousands of Ixil Maya The trial of Guatemala's former military ruler Efrain Rios Montt has been scheduled to resume in January 2015,
A Guatemalan court official says the trial of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt will restart in January 2015 in response to the Constitutional Court throwing out an earlier conviction of the strongman for the massacre of thousands of Maya. Court
Guatemala's first female attorney general has managed to reduce impunity in a country where over 90 percent of murders go unsolved. The question is whether the changes will vanish once Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz's term ends in December 2014.
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt looks on during a hearing at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City on Jan. 22, 2013. Rios Montt, who ruled the country from 1982-1983 during a bloody civil war, is in court to hear the charges
Watch Watch Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt looks on during a hearing at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City on Jan. 22, 2013. Rios Montt, who ruled the country from 1982-1983 during a bloody civil war, is in court to hear the
Featured Video Close More Video A federal jury in Riverside, Calif., has issued a guilty verdict that will send a Canadian citizen and alleged Guatemalan war criminal to prison but not for war crimes. Jorge Sosa Orantes, 55, formerly of Lethbridge,
Calif. (AP) After four days of graphic testimony about a gruesome 1982 massacre, the trial of a former Guatemalan soldier charged with lying about the killings on his citizenship application is nearing an end. Closing arguments are expected Monday in
Over two months ago, a packed courtroom in Guatemala City appeared to be in chaos. Many were in tears as the room filled with cries of " justicia! ". The former military dictator General Efrain Rios Montt, meanwhile, was surrounded to ensure he would