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Ex-Guatemala dictator Efrain Rios Montt dies at 91 – lawyer

GUATEMALA CITY --- Former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, who seized power in a 1982 coup and presided over one of the bloodiest periods of Guatemala s civil war in which soldiers waged a scorched-earth campaign to root out Marxist guerrillas, died on Sunday, his lawyers said. Lawyer Jaime Hernandez said the family told him the 91-year-old died of a heart attack. Another of his attorneys, Luis Rosales, said he died in peace, surrounded by his family. Echoing Rios Montt s longstanding, angry de

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