Call for justice opens Guatemala ex-leader trial

Guatemala's former dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt speaks to the press as he arrives to court to stand trial on genocide charges in Guatemala City, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Prosecutors hope to painstakingly prove through a detailed recreation of the military chain of command that Gen. Efrain Rios Montt must have had knowledge of the massacres of Mayan Indians and others in the Guatemalan highlands during one of the bloodiest phases of the country's long civil war. Because he held absolute power over the U.S.-backed military government, his failure to stop the slaughter is proof of his guilt, prosecutors and lawyers for victims say. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The trial of Guatemala's former U.S.-backed dictator was disrupted Tuesday when Gen. Efrain Rios Montt's defense lawyer was expelled for accusing one of the judges of being hostile to him.