Latin America/Guatemala

Lawyer who defended Rios Montt shot dead

Francisco Palomo Tejada, who defended former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt against charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, was shot at least 12 times while driving in Guatemala City.

President calls for narcotics legalisation

President Otto Perez Molina is risking the wrath of Washington by promoting the legalisation of drugs in Guatemala in his current re-election campaign.