Former Guatemala Dictator to Stand Trial for Genocide

Rios Montt is the first former president to be charged with genocide by a Latin American court

, The Associated Press


A former U.S.-backed dictator who presided over one of the bloodiest periods of Guatemala's civil war will stand trial on charges he ordered the murder, torture and displacement of thousands of Mayan Indians, a judge ruled Monday.

This premium content is reserved for New Jersey Law Journal subscribers.

Continue reading by getting started with a subscription.

Already a subscriber? Log in now

What's being said

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202586204198

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.