Global Politics

Future Leader of Guatemala May Come From Country's Violent Past

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Otto Perez Molina (Photo: Surizar)

Nearly a quarter of a million Guatemalans died during a civil war that stretched from 1960-1996. Many of those deaths were attributed to the Guatemalan military.

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Now, Otto Perez Molina, a man who commanded troops during that reign of terror, is poised to be country's next president.

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Franc Contreras in Guatemala City about why voters would embrace someone who represents a once-feared institution.