Ex-soldier implicates president of Guatemala in genocide trial

Efrain Rios Montt, a former president and dictator of Guatemala, is on trial for genocide but a former solider implicated sitting President Otto Perez Molina in war crimes, the Associated Press reported.

Hugo Reyes testified that Perez Molina, as a major in the army, coordinated the burning and looting of villages in the 1980s. An official for the president denied the claims, the AP reported.

Rios Montt is on trial for ordering massacres on two Mayan villages where 1,771 people -- mainly women, elders and children -- were killed. A forensic expert testified that pregnant women were among the victims.

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