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Tag Results for "Guatemala History"

Witnesses Share Horrific Stories During Trial of Guatemalan Ex-dictator

A survivor of the massacres carried out by the Guatemalan army during the 1982-1983 rule of strongman Efrain Rios Montt said Wednesday at the retired general's genocide trial that soldiers "ripped out" the heart of one of his children. continue reading »

Gen. Efrain Rios Montt Geneocide Trial Begins in Guatemala

The genocide trial of former strongman Gen. Efrain Rios Montt began Tuesday inside a packed courtroom in the Guatemalan capital. continue reading »

Ex-Guatemalan Dictator Gen. Efrain Rio Montt Genocide Trial Set for August

The trial of former strongman Gen. Efrain Rios Montt and one of his closest collaborators for genocide and crimes against humanity will begin Aug. 13, a Guatemalan court announced Thursday. continue reading »

Guatemala Issues Formal Apology to Deposed Former President Jacobo Arbez’ Family, 57 Yrs Later

For the first time in 57 years, the government of Guatemala is issuing an official apology to the family of the former President of the Republic of Guatemala, Colonel Juan Jacobo Arbenz Guzman, for human rights violations by the Guatemalan state. continue reading »