Yesterday, the former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, who was later convicted on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity the occurred during his 17-month reign, died.
Records from the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archives shows how although Montt’s coup first took the Agency by surprise …
the U.S. government would soon embrace his violent counterinsurgency campaign, with Secretary of State George Shultz praising it as “impressive progress in human rights.”
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