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José Efraín Ríos Montt is a former de facto President of Guatemala, dictator, army general, and former president of Congress. In the 2003 presidential elections, he unsuccessfully ran as the candidate of the ruling Guatemalan Republican Front (FRG).
Huehuetenango-born Ríos Montt remains one of the most controversial figures in Guatemala. Two Truth Commissions, the REMHI report, sponsored by the Roman Catholic Church, and the CEH report, conducted by the United Nations as part of the 1996 Accords of Firm and Durable Peace, documented widespread human rights abuses committed by Ríos Montt's military regime, including widespread massacres, rape, torture, and acts of genocide against the indigenous population. Supporters claim that he had to rule with an iron hand because the country was becoming unstable due to the civil war. Ríos Montt has, at times, had close ties to the United States who gave him aid to fight against left-wing guerrillas.
Ríos Montt is best known outside Guatemala for heading a military regime (1982–1983) that was responsible in some of the worst atrocities of ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Guatemalan Court Convicts Ex-Rebel Commander for 1988 Massacre
2014-07-05
Barrillas had pleaded innocent. Several high-ranking Guatemalan military officials have already been convicted of civilian massacres. They include former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, who will be re-tried after the constitutional court last year threw ...
(Voice of America)
  1. Guatemala ex-guerrilla convicted in 1988 massacre

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Guatemala ex-guerrilla convicted in 1988 massacre
2014-07-04
The highest-ranking official, former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, was sentenced to 80 years in jail for his role in the massacres of thousands of Mayans during his 1982-83 rule. But last year, the country's Constitutional Court annulled the conviction ...
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    Guatemaltecos recuerdan con una marcha a las víctimas del conflicto armado
    2014-06-30
    El genocidio fue uno de los principales temas de la manifestación, en referencia a la condena a 80 años por ese delito de lesa humanidad en 2013 al exmilitar golpista José Efraín Ríos Montt. Ríos Montt fue declarado culpable del delito de genocidio en ...
    (Caracol Radio)

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      Marchan en Guatemala contra conmemoración del Ejército
      2014-06-30
      los activistas también manifestaron que sigue vigente la condena de 80 años de prisión dictada en 2013 contra el exdictador Efraín Ríos Montt (1982-83) por genocidio, a pesar que la corte constitucional la anuló por errores procesales. (Foto: Ingimage).
      (Estrategia & Negocios)

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        Fiscal general de Guatemala recibirá Premio de Derechos Humanos
        2014-06-23
        ... acusados de violar los derechos humanos durante la prolongada guerra civil en Guatemala. La fiscal encabezó el equipo legal que preparó el caso contra el exdictador Efraín Ríos Montt y el año pasado fue postulada para un Premio Nobel de la Paz.
        (La Prensa (Nicaragua) (Suscripción))
        1. Exfiscal general de Guatemala recibirá el Premio de Derechos Humanos en EEUU

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        ONU: negación del genocidio podría incidir en proceso contra Ríos Montt
        2014-05-22
        ... los Derechos Humanos, Flavia Pansieri, advirtió este jueves que una declaración del Congreso guatemalteco en la que negó que tuviera lugar un genocidio durante la guerra civil, podría incidir en el proceso contra el exjefe de Estado Efraín Ríos Montt.
        (Prensa Libre)
        1. Preocupa a la ONU violencia contra la mujer en Guatemala
        2. ONU: negación del genocidio por el Congreso podría incidir en proceso contra ...
        3. Comisionada para derechos humanos preocupada por impunidad en Guatemala

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        Justice for all?
        2014-05-22
        IT IS a year since Guatemala's Constitutional Court threw out a genocide conviction against former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, ten days after he was sentenced to 80 years in prison. It must have given the unrepentant general a good anniversary chuckle ...
        (The Economist (blog))
        1. Yes, There Was Genocide in Guatemala

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        Congreso de Guatemala avala resolución a favor de Ríos Montt
        2014-05-21
        La semana pasada, en el marco del aniversario de la sentencia de 80 años de prisión contra el ex dictador Efraín Ríos Montt por los delitos de genocidio y lesa humanidad, pero que posteriormente fue anulada, el Congreso aprobó por mayoría de votos un ...
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        1. Guatemala: Fiscal General revisará proceso contra Ríos Montt
        2. Amnistía Internacional pide justicia para víctimas del genocidio en Guatemala
        3. Guatemala: el Congreso de la República pretende tapar el sol con un dedo

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        On anniversary, justice elusive for Guatemala war victims – Amnesty
        2014-05-20
        BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A year after Guatemala's top court overturned the genocide conviction against former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, justice remains elusive for civil war victims and further undermines the fragile justice system ...
        (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
        1. Guatemala 'slipping back into impunity': Amnesty
        2. On anniversary, justice elusive for Guatemala war victims – Amnesty
        3. On anniversary, justice elusive for Guatemala war victims – Amnesty

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