“GRANITO: How to Nail a Dictator” now available on iTunes By Kate Doyle

17 December 2013 — Unredacted

In a startling loop of time and memory, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator shows how a filmmaker’s first documentary became instrumental in the indictment and conviction of Guatemala’s ex-dictator Ríos Montt for genocide against the Mayan population. “Granito” transports us back in time through haunting tale of state repression and violence, and then returns to the present with a cast joined by destiny- the quest to bring a dictator to justice. The work of the National Security Archive Senior Analyst Kate Doyle is featured in the film.

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Bum Rap: The U.S. Role in Guatemalan Genocide By Peter Hart

21 May 2013 — FAIR Blog

I was struck by this May 17 headline in the New York Times:

Trial on Guatemalan Civil War Carnage Leaves Out U.S. Role

Reporter Elisabeth Malkin provides a pretty thorough accounting of U.S. support for Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt. The “long history” of U.S. support for the brutal military went back to a CIA-backed coup in 1954, Malkin reported. She added:

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Guatemala's Ríos Montt Genocide Conviction: Omen for US Presidents and Their Hired Assassins By Jay Janson

18 May 2013 — Global Research 

Presiding Judge, “he knew about everything that was going on and he did not stop it, despite having the power to stop it from being carried out.” US President Ronald Reagan also had the power, greater power, to stop the massacres being perpetrated by dictator General and President Ríos Montt. Instead visited him in Guatemala City and praised Rios Montt as “a man of great personal integrity and commitment. Who was more guilty?

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Guatemala’s Ríos Montt Genocide Conviction: Omen for US Presidents and Their Hired Assassins By Jay Janson

18 May 2013 — Global Research 

Presiding Judge, “he knew about everything that was going on and he did not stop it, despite having the power to stop it from being carried out.” US President Ronald Reagan also had the power, greater power, to stop the massacres being perpetrated by dictator General and President Ríos Montt. Instead visited him in Guatemala City and praised Rios Montt as “a man of great personal integrity and commitment. Who was more guilty?

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