Efrain Rios Montt

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Birthday
16, 1926
Birthplace
Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Death Date
Apr 1, 2018 (91)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
16, 1926
Birthplace
Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Death Date
Apr 1, 2018 (91)

About

Former de facto President of Guatemala who ruled as a dictator from 1982 to 1983. His military regime committed heinous crimes and genocide against the indigenous population in it's attempt to rid the country of communism.

Before Fame

He participated in the 1954 CIA-organized coup against President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman.

Trivia

In May 2013 he was convicted of crimes against humanity, including widespread massacres, rape, torture, and acts of genocide against the indigenous population, but the verdict was quickly overturned by the Constitutional Court of Guatemala.

Family Life

His brother, Mario Enrique Rios, is a Catholic Bishop. He was married to Maria Teresa Sosa Avila and had four children.

Associated With

President Ronald Reagan supported his bloody regime.