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Fight over Guatemala genocide continues BBC News Efrain Rios Montt denies the charges of genocide and crimes against humanity The headlines in the morning newspapers in Guatemala share one word in common: annulled. They refer, of course, to the
When former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt was convicted of genocide and sentenced to 80 years in prison this month, it was not expected to be the end of story. Observers knew that an appeal was coming, but it was a separate action -- a ruling
This is viewer supported news Days after Guatemala's former U.S.-backed dictator, Efrain Rios Montt, was convicted of genocide, we're joined by a woman largely responsible for making sure he was brought to justice. Rigoberta Menchu began the process
There is serious evidence that the current president, the former military commander Otto Perez Molina, who took office in January 2012, may have been involved in the same mass killings for which General Rios Montt has now been convicted. During the
This is viewer supported news In a historic verdict, former U.S.-backed Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt has been sentenced to 80 years in prison after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. Rios Montt was convicted of
At least 500 people have protested outside a Guatemala prison against the genocide conviction for former dictator Efrain Rios Montt. Supporters dressed in white and military garb shouted "Viva Rios Montt" on Sunday outside the Matamoros prison. That'
The level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, has passed a long-feared milestone, scientists reported Friday, reaching a concentration not seen on the Earth for millions of years.
A three-judge panel issued the verdict Friday, one day after the conclusion of the trial...The trial marked the first time that a head of state was tried for genocide by his country's own judicial system.
He denied he had any role as head of state in the atrocities the military carried out on indigenous Ixil Mayans during his brief rule from 1982 to 1983. "I never authorized, I never signed, I never proposed, I never ordered these attacks against a
On March 19, the trial against General Efrain Rios Montt, the former de facto Guatemalan head of state, and his former head of military intelligence, General Jose Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez, began in Guatemala City. Rios Montt took power in a