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    December 4, 2013  

    Twelve more civilians were killed in Central African Republic, a nation that fell into chaos last spring. The United Nations will soon vote on sending forces into the country, where 600 French soldiers have already been dispatched. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News talks to victims of the violence and unrest. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2013    

    For 48 hours, the grass on the National Mall disappeared underneath a million white and grey “bones,” a symbolic mass grave on the footsteps of the U.S. Capitol. The One Million Bones project is a public art installation created to protest genocide and raise awareness of ongoing violence.
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  • May 13, 2013  

    Efrain Rios Montt , former dictator of Guatemala, was found guilty in the massacre of more than 1,700 Mayan Indians in the early 1980s. Rios Montt, 86, insists that he had no knowledge of the campaign of genocide, and his lawyers intend to appeal the verdict and his 80-year prison sentence. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • May 13, 2013  

    What does the conviction of Efraín Ríos Montt mean for the former Guatemala dictator, that country’s fragile judicial system and for the families of the victims? Hari Sreenivasan talks to producer Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing, who was in the courtroom at the time of the verdict. Continue reading

  • Without intervention 50-70% of Guatemalan children will continue to grow up malnourished, costing their families and society in the long run. Photo by Hari Sreenivasan.
    May 8, 2013    

    Tonight, Miles O’Brien reports from Guatemala on forensic science used to document charges of a genocide against thousands of indigenous Mayans in the 80s. From Boing Boing’s Xeni Jardin, who co-produced the piece, here’s a look at their reporting. Continue reading

  • May 8, 2013  

    In Guatemala, investigators using forensic science have compelling evidence that thousands of innocent indigenous Ixil Mayans were the target of extermination in the 1980s. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how murder, politics and science intersect in the genocide trial of former leader Efrain Rios Montt. Continue reading

  • May 30, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, former Liberian President Charles Taylor was sentenced in an international war crimes court to 50 years in prison for fomenting civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone. Also, Britain’s highest court upheld an order to extradite WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange to Sweden. Continue reading

  • May 16, 2012  

    After more than 15 years on the run, Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic — once one of the world’s most-wanted fugitives — finally went on trial before an international court Wednesday. Mladic faces 11 charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes tied to the Bosnian Civil War in the 1990s. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • May 16, 2012  

    Facing 11 counts of genocide and crimes against humanity, Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic finally went before an international court Wednesday after more than 15 years on the run. Jeffrey Brown and Michael Dobbs of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum discuss the case and Mladic’s war crimes charges tied to the Bosnian civil war. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2012  

    After recently visiting Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, actor and activist George Clooney and the Enough Project’s John Prendergast described people hiding in caves to avoid bombings. Judy Woodruff spoke with Prendergast and Clooney who said the people and their plight “get in your bloodstream and you have a responsibility to them.” Continue reading

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