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4 Responses to “Guatemala genocide trial status in limbo as legal power struggle continues”

  1. headcode says:

    I wonder if Rios Montt finds all this legal worrying amusing.  After all, his victims were just summarily executed.  It is a testament, however, to the power of human beings to overcome sociopathy with civility and rule of law.

  2. I´m afraid that this trial is going “From Guatemala to Guatepeor”…

    It infuriates me that genocides like Montt or Pinochet get a “free of jail” card based on petty technical arguments.  

  3. chgoliz says:

    I’d love to believe this was high-minded attention to the rule of law, but I’m not that gullible.  Money?  Threats?  Promises?  Don’t know what happened, but something stinks.

    I can only imagine the frustration and fear in the hearts of the witnesses.

  4. Richard says:

    The inference is that once the current sitting president was going to be directly implicated by Alan Nairn’s testimony and film from the 80′s, they had to close the trial down. See the DemocracyNow interview Amy Goodman did last Friday with Alan Nairn before he went to Guatemala:

    Exclusive: Allan Nairn Exposes Role of U.S. and New Guatemalan President in Indigenous Massacres
    http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/19/exclusive_allan_nairn_exposes_role_of

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