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Guatemala’s trial of the decade in ten facts

Headline Title:  Guatemala’s trial of the decade in ten facts 08 May 2013 The trial against former Guatemalan leader General José Efraín Rios Montt for genocide during his time in office has restarted.Here are 10 facts that show why the Central American country’s dark past is still relevant today.1. Guatemala is located in Central America, bordering Mexico. Around half of its population is indigenous, including many Maya peoples. The country is one of the most unequal in the region – with high rates of illiteracy, infant mortality and malnutrition, particularly in the countryside.…

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