February 11, 2013
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt attends a hearing in the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City Jan. 28. A judge ruled that the former dictator, who presided over one of the bloodiest periods of Guatemala's civil war, will stand trial on charges he ordered the murder, torture and displacement of thousands of Mayan Indians.

CNS PHOTO | JORGE DAN LOPEZ, REUTERS

Dictator on trial

Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt attends a hearing in the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City Jan. 28.

A judge ruled that the former dictator, who presided over one of the bloodiest periods of Guatemala's civil war, will stand trial on charges he ordered the murder, torture and displacement of thousands of Mayan Indians.