A Guatemalan court has convicted ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt of genocide and jailed him for 80 years. He was held responsible for the deaths of thousands of mostly Mayan people during the civil war in the 1980s.
Efrain Rios Montt, who ruled Guatemala at the peak of its bloody civil war in the early 1980s, has died at the age of 91 while under house arrest in Guatemala City. He was facing a retrial over genocide charges.
A referendum in Guatemala is letting voters decide whether the International Court of Justice will have the final say in a centuries-old dispute over around half of neighboring Belize. But voter apathy could run high.
Brazil's indigenous tribes are calling for environmental protections for their land in this year's annual protest. A rule approved in 2017 changed the rules for indigenous land claims, making them near impossible.
As Colombian voters prepare to cast ballots in a presidential runoff between right-winger Ivan Duque and leftist Gustavo Petro, the latter candidate's supporters face deadly enemies. Mira Galanova reports from Colombia.
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