Guatemalan Court OKs Ex-Dictator's Presidential Bid Guatemala's highest court rules that former dictator Efrain Rios Montt may compete in November's presidential election, despite a ban prohibiting coup leaders from running. Rios Montt, who headed a 1982-83 military regime and has been accused of ordering genocide, argued the 1985 ban could not be applied retroactively. Hear NPR's Gerry Hadden.
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Guatemalan Court OKs Ex-Dictator's Presidential Bid

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Guatemalan Court OKs Ex-Dictator's Presidential Bid

Guatemalan Court OKs Ex-Dictator's Presidential Bid

Guatemalan Court OKs Ex-Dictator's Presidential Bid

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Guatemala's highest court rules that former dictator Efrain Rios Montt may compete in November's presidential election, despite a ban prohibiting coup leaders from running. Rios Montt, who headed a 1982-83 military regime and has been accused of ordering genocide, argued the 1985 ban could not be applied retroactively. Hear NPR's Gerry Hadden.