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…

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.…

Argentina seeks extradition from Spain of Franco-era ministers
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Argentina seeks extradition from Spain of Franco-era ministers

AFP - November 2, 2014

Also see our special publication "Pinochet's arrest remembered" BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An Argentine judge has issued arrest and extradition warrants for two ex-ministers of Francisco Franco's…

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…

WorldViews on High Hitler: Nazi leader was a meth addict, says new documentary
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WorldViews on High Hitler: Nazi leader was a meth addict, says new documentary

Ishaan Tharoor | The Washington Post - October 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Adolf Hitler is remembered as many things: a genocidal warmonger, a hateful ideologue, a failed art student. But the phrase "drug addict" is usually not…

Guatemalan police ordered to remove Spanish Embassy protesters ‘dead or alive,’ witness testifies
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Guatemalan police ordered to remove Spanish Embassy protesters ‘dead or alive,’ witness testifies

AFP - October 2, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – In a second day of trial on Thursday, witnesses told the harrowing details of a Jan. 31, 1980 massacre by Guatemalan police that killed 37 people in…

Former Guatemalan police chief to stand trial for 1980 Spanish Embassy fire that killed 37
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Former Guatemalan police chief to stand trial for 1980 Spanish Embassy fire that killed 37

AFP - September 30, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – A Guatemalan court will open a trial on Wednesday against a former police official accused of causing the deaths of 37 people in a…