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Rios Montt Found Guilty of Genocide

Late is indeed better than never. For the first time in history, a former head of state was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity in a national court. Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt, 86, was sentenced to 80 years in prison for his role in the genocide of more than 1,700 indigenous Ixil Mayans during his 1982-83 rule.…
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Finding Oscar: Massacre, Memory and Justice in Guatemala

By  Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica, and Ana Arana, Fundación MEPI, May 25, 2012, 5:59 a.m. Republished with permission from ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newsletter. In 1982 amid Guatemala’s brutal civil war, 20 army commandos invaded the jungle hamlet of Dos Erres disguised as rebels. The squad…
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