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Guatemala judge drops ex-dictator's genocide trial

Former Guatemalan dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt (L) appears during his trial on charges of genocide, in Guatemala City, on April 17, 2013. The current genocide trial against Rios Montt was dropped Thursday in a surprise legal move, but a judge is likelyThe current genocide trial against ex-Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt was dropped in a surprise legal move, but a judge is likely to launch fresh proceedings, officials said. The development, blamed on procedural technicalities, will delay public deliberations over events that have divided the country for 30 years.