Thirty Years Later, U.S.-backed Guatemalan Dictator Rios Montt Faces Trial for Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity

March 20, 2013 in News

Reuters | Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt is due to go on trial for genocide and crimes against humanity on Tuesday, the first time a country has prosecuted an ex-head of state in a national court on such charges.

US Training of Mexican Troops Has Escalated in Step With Mexico’s Murder Rate

February 19, 2013 in News

Bill Conroy | US training of Mexican military forces spiked in fiscal years 2010 and 2011, coinciding with a sharp rise in drug-war homicides in Mexico, an analysis of records made public under the Foreign Assistance Act show…