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Case Tests Free Speech in Guatemala

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Case Tests Free Speech in Guatemala

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Case Tests Free Speech in Guatemala

Case Tests Free Speech in Guatemala

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A British citizen is on trial in Guatemala for "criminal defamation," after accusing a prominent Guatemalan lawyer of shady adoption practices. The case tests free speech rights in Guatemala, where courts have previously limited such rights to journalists. Catherine Elton reports.