Miguel Salay and Mariano Castillo have a solid update up for CNN.com on the confusing status of the genocide trial currently on hold here in Guatemala:
A week ago, the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt appeared headed to a historic conclusion. Today, it is at a standstill, the result of procedural missteps that have cast uncertainty over the process. The country's Constitutional Court on Tuesday began to answer some of the legal questions that are holding up the trial. But the biggest one -- whether the trial proceedings will be annulled -- remains to be clarified.
Read the rest at CNN.com
And more in our Boing Boing archives of my trial coverage from Guatemala.
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