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Robert Farley (Lawyers, Guns and Money, University of Kentucky) and Colin Snider (Americas South and North, University of Texas at Tyler)

On Foreign Entanglements, Rob speaks with Colin about the recent conviction of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt for genocide. Rob and Colin talk about why it took so long to try Rios Montt, the role that Cold War politics played in the Guatemalan civil war (including the culpability of the US), and the wave of democratization that swept across Latin America. They end by discussing whether this wave is being rolled back, and how convicting figures like Rios Montt can help stabilize Latin American democracy.

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Foreign Entanglements | May 14, 2013 | Robert Farley & Colin Snider

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