Today, Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchú appeared on Democracy Now!
to talk about the conviction for genocide of former US-backed dictator in Guatemala, Ríoss Montt.
In her memoir, I, Rigoberta Menchú
, the author tells the story of the Guatemalan genocidal war in which approximately 250,000 people were killed.
In the interview, Menchú stressed the importance of last Friday's verdict, which made Montt the first head of state ever to be convicted for genocide within his own country.