Naomi Roht-Arriaza

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Trial of Guatemala’s Rios Montt is Latin America’s Latest Step Away From Impunity

By Naomi Roht-Arriaza
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In January, a trial court decided to send former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt to trial, making Guatemala the first Latin American country to put a former head of state on trial for genocide. The trial is part of an overall regional trend over the past decade toward prosecution and away from amnesty laws. Compared to a decade ago, Latin America has come a long way in the fight against impunity. more