Genocide ruling still rankles Guatemalans

Relatives of massacred Mayans dismayed by annulment of conviction of ex-president, who was found guilty a year ago.

    Almost 2,000 Ixil Mayans were massacred during Guatemala's 1960-1996 civil war.

    Last year, former President General Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty of genocide for his role in those deaths.

    But that conviction was later overturned, much to the dismay of the victims' relatives.

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer has more from Guatemala City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.