Nation & World

May 24, 2013 6:17 PM

Reversal of Rios Montt verdict in Guatemala sparks criticism of genocide charge

The overturning this week of former military dictator Gen. Efrain Rios Montt’s conviction on charges stemming from Guatemala’s brutal civil war has created a surprising consensus among critics on both the left and the right: Prosecutors badly overreached when they tried to pin accusations of genocide on the 86-year-old former president.

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