How Guatemala’s former dictator Ríos Montt dodged a stay in a notorious psychiatric hospital
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How Guatemala’s former dictator Ríos Montt dodged a stay in a notorious psychiatric hospital

Louisa Reynolds - August 5, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- It would have closed an historical loop, in a way, had Guatemalan former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt been sent for evaluation -- as…

Guatemalan ex-dictator Ríos Montt to undergo new pyschiatric tests to determine whether he’s fit to stand trial for genocide
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Guatemalan ex-dictator Ríos Montt to undergo new pyschiatric tests to determine whether he’s fit to stand trial for genocide

Henry Morales/AFP - July 24, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- A Guatemalan court on Thursday ordered former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt be admitted to a public hospital to undergo new psychiatric tests to determine whether he…

Retrial of former Guatemalan dictator begins despite defense’s call for suspension
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Retrial of former Guatemalan dictator begins despite defense’s call for suspension

AFP and The Tico Times - July 23, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – The retrial against Guatemalan ex-dictator Efraín Ríos Montt starts Thursday – though it’s still unclear whether the aging former general accused of genocide will…

26 lawyers have been murdered in Guatemala in the past 3 years
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26 lawyers have been murdered in Guatemala in the past 3 years

Louisa Reynolds - June 5, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – Francisco Palomo Tejada, an attorney for former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, is the latest in a number of high-profile legal professionals to be killed…

Lawyer of ex-dictator Ríos Montt is slain in Guatemala
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Lawyer of ex-dictator Ríos Montt is slain in Guatemala

AFP - June 3, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday shot dead an attorney for Guatemala's former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, who has been charged with genocide during the Central American…

Guatemalan rapper sued for racist Twitter post about country’s genocide
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Guatemalan rapper sued for racist Twitter post about country’s genocide

AFP - May 11, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — Guatemalan rapper Fernando Reynoso, known as Mr. Fer, was sued Monday before the special prosecutor's office on discrimination and racism due to a joke he posted on…

Guatemalan advocate for the ‘disappeared’ is one of Time’s 100 most influential people
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Guatemalan advocate for the ‘disappeared’ is one of Time’s 100 most influential people

Jill Replogle - April 17, 2015

Guatemala is a country that beats down — or outright eliminates — many of its most nobel citizens. The fight against impunity and corruption is constant. Aura Elena Farfán has been in that…

Guatemala high court paves way for new genocide trial against ex-dictator Ríos Montt
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Guatemala high court paves way for new genocide trial against ex-dictator Ríos Montt

AFP - December 18, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala's Constitutional Court has opened the door to a new genocide trial against former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, which could begin on Jan. 5.…

Guatemala’s former Vice President Eduardo Stein bids for top job at troubled OAS
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Guatemala’s former Vice President Eduardo Stein bids for top job at troubled OAS

Larry Luxner - November 17, 2014

See also: Inter-American Dialogue honors Guatemalan businessman, civic activist Salvador Paiz WASHINGTON, D.C. – Guatemala’s Eduardo Stein Barillas vowed to “clean up the mess” at the Organization…

Guatemalan ex-police officers accused of assassinating Myrna Mack investigator to finally stand trial
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Guatemalan ex-police officers accused of assassinating Myrna Mack investigator to finally stand trial

AFP - October 28, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – Three members of Guatemala’s now-defunct National Police will face a criminal trial for the assassination of an agent who was investigating the murder of…