Thursday, May 9, 2013

Guatemala: The decisive moment has arrived.

The next 12 to 36 hours will be crucial for the Rios Montt genocide trial.   

The trial was suspended on April 18 after intervention by Guatemala's President and death threats by army associates against judges and prosecutors.

But the backlash against the suspension was intense and the army appears to have retreated. 

At this moment, the trial is again going forward.  Closing statements have begun.  

Unless the trial is stopped by violence or politics it could reach verdict soon, even today. 

But the hours between now and verdict-time will be long.   Many bad things could happen.   

If anyone wants to weigh in against murder, the time to do so is now. 

Allan Nairn

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