Efraín Ríos Montt

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Efraín Ríos Montt
Montt during his trial
26th President of Guatemala
In office
March 23, 1982 – August 8, 1983
Preceded byFernando Romeo Lucas García
Succeeded byÓscar Humberto Mejía Victores
Personal details
José Efraín Ríos Montt

(1926-06-16)June 16, 1926
Huehuetenango, Guatemala
DiedApril 1, 2018(2018-04-01) (aged 91)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Political partyGuatemalan Republican Front
Spouse(s)María Teresa Sosa Ávila

José Efraín Ríos Montt (Spanish pronunciation: [efɾaˈin ˈri.os ˈmont]; June 16, 1926 – April 1, 2018) was a Guatemalan politician. He was President of Guatemala from 1982 to 1983.[1] An army general, his time in office was marked by the Guatemalan Civil War. Years later, he served as president of Congress. His daughter is former congresswoman and presidential candidate Zury Ríos.

Ríos Montt died in Guatemala City on April 1, 2018 of a heart attack at the age of 91.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Profile: Guatemala's Efrain Rios Montt". BBC News. May 10, 2013.
  2. Kinzer, Stephen (1 April 2018). "Efraín Ríos Montt, Guatemalan Dictator Convicted of Genocide, Dies at 91" – via NYTimes.com.

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