• In Guatemala, a twist as genocide trial nears end
    On the first day of trial, a witness named Bernardo Bernal recounted how, as a 9-year-old in the spring of 1983, he hid in a stream and watched Guatemalan soldiers kill his parents and two younger brothers.
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    The Genocide Trial of General Efrain Rios Montt Has Just Been Suspended: A firsthand behind-the-scenes account of how Guatemala's current President and threats of violence killed the case.
  • Judge attempts to annul Guatemalan genocide trial
    In a hearing late Thursday afternoon, Judge Patricia Carol Flores of the First Court for High Risk Crimes "A" declared the annulment of proceedings carried out to date in the genocide trial against Ríos Montt and his former intelligence chief, General José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez. Judge Flores' decision is a hard-line interpretation of a resolution emitted by the Guatemalan Constitutional Court (CC) earlier this month, despite Chief Judge Jazmín Barrios' affirmation that the current court overseeing the trial has already complied with the CC's decision. 

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