2013-04-11 20:57:00

Former dictator faces genocide charges in Guatemala EXTENDED INTERVIEW

In Guatemala, the trial accusing former president Efrain Rios Montt and ex-head of military intelligence Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez of overseeing a campaign of genocide continues for the third week. The campaign in the Ixil region from 1982 to 1983 came in the context of a particularly brutal era of Guatemala's 36 year-long civil war. The tribunal marks the first time a former head of state has faced genocide charges in a domestic tribunal. For more on the story, we go now to Guatemala City to speak with Xeni Jardin, editor of and contributor to Boing Boing.


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