Ex-dictator faces trial for genocide of Mayans in Guatemala

Efrain Rios Montt, a former president and dictator of Guatemala, has been ordered to stand trial for the genocide of thousands of Mayan people.

Montt faces charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. He is accused of ordering the murders of 1,771 people at a Mayan village in 1982 and 1983.

More than 200,000 people, mostly Mayans, were killed or went missing during Guatemala's civil war between 1990 and 1996.

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