Date of Award

7-15-2016

Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Department of History

First Advisor

Patrice Olsen

Abstract

In Guatemala, dictator Efrain Rios Montt's seventeen month regime, from 1982 to 1983, had countless human rights violations. After being deposed from leadership in 1983, Rios Montt's supporters have displayed enduring loyalty to him. As a result of this, Rios Montt's beliefs and desires have held considerable political and social wealth in Guatemala's political and social spheres. Rios Montt's political and social power in Guatemala has given him impunity within the justice system. The Guatemalan justice system has created a fractured state, and paved the way for more violence.

Comments

Imported from ProQuest Melson_ilstu_0092N_10817.pdf

Page Count

143

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