Date of Award
Thesis and Dissertation
Master of Science (MS)
Department of History
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.
Melson, Ryan, "José Efraín Ríos Montt: A Guatemalan Nightmare" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 585.