Efraín Ríos Montt

Efraín Ríos Montt's Death

Born (Birthday) June 16, 1926

Death Date April 1, 2018

Age of Death 91 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Place of Death Guatemala City, Guatemala

Place of Burial Cemetery of La Villa de Guadalupe, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Profession Politician

The politician Efraín Ríos Montt died at the age of 91. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

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.

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

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.

Personal Life

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

President Ronald Reagan supported his bloody regime.

How did Efraín Ríos Montt die?

Efraín Ríos Montt, who as dictator of Guatemala in the 1980s ordered fierce tactics to suppress a guerrilla insurgency and was later convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity, died on Sunday in Guatemala City. He was 91. The cause was a heart attack, according to his lawyers, Jaime Hernández and Luis Rosales.