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Guatemalan Ex-Dictator Found Guilty of Genocide and Crimes Against HumanitySaturday, 11 May 2013 09:15By Tim JohnsonMcClatchy Newspapers | Report
Mexico City - A three-judge panel Friday convicted former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt of genocide, saying his military regime used “extreme terror” in an effort to wipe out a Mayan minority ethnic group in the early 1980s.
In a packed courtroom in Guatemala City, Judge Yassmin Barrios said investigators had proven that the regime led by Rios Montt, who is 86, used starvation, mass homicide, dislocation, rape and aerial bombardment as tactics to exterminate the Ixil minority, which it believed to harbor leftist guerrillas. Barrios gave Rios Montt a 50-year jail term for genocide and an additional 30 years for crimes against humanity...
At the time of Rios Montt’s rule, the United States was engaged in proxy war across Central America in an effort to turn back Cuban-backed leftists in the region. In December 1982, President Ronald R…

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