1982-83: de Maya- genocide

In Guatemala is voor het eerst een oud-staatshoofd in eigen land veroordeeld voor genocide. Nederland steunde de aanklager, maar moet nu bezuinigen.

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Ana De Leon Lopez, an Ixil Maya Indian, cries as she testifies during the genocide trial of former dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt in Guatemala City, Monday, April 1, 2013. Rios Montt, the first Latin American strongman to be tried on genocide charges in his own country, seized power in a March 23, 1982, coup, and ruled until he himself was overthrown just over a year later. Prosecutors say that while in power he was aware of, and thus responsible for, the slaughter by subordinates of at least 1,771 Ixil Mayas in San Juan Cotzal, San Gaspar Chajul and Santa Maria Nebaj, towns in the Quiche department of Guatemala's western highlands. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo) AP