Guatemala: The science behind historic genocide trial of General Ríos Montt (video report)

Video above: "From Guatemalan Soil, Unearthing Evidence of Genocide," a report I produced with Miles O'Brien for PBS NewsHour on the science behind the historic genocide trial that is in its concluding phase today, here in Guatemala City.

Complete transcript of the video report is here.

Forensic science, data analysis, satellite images, and a massive digital archive of records from the regime of José Efraín Ríos Montt are being used to document charges of a genocide against thousands of indigenous Mayans in the 1980s.

Ríos Montt, inside the courtroom where he is being tried for genocide and crimes against humanity. Photo: Xeni Jardin.


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