A Guatamalan court has sentenced former dictator Efrain Rios Montt to 80 years in prison for his responsibility for the slaughter of some 1,771 members of the Maya Ixil by the army during his period in power, 1982-83.
What the court did not decide was the culpability of Ronald Reagan for the atrocity, given his warm support for Montt and Guatamalan right wing repression in that period.
Kate Doyle has assembled relevant documentation at the National Security Archive.
Democracy Now! interviews Allan Nairn on the issue: