FILE - In this March 23, 1982 photo, General Efrain Rios Montt, center, speaks at a press conference in Guatemala City, where he announced the formation of a junta in the aftermath of the overthrow of General Fernando Romeo Lucas Garcia's right wing government. At left is General Horacio Maldonado Shad and right is Colonel Luis Frandisco Gordillo. Rios Montt rose to power in this March 23, 1982 coup d'etat, holding absolute power for just over a year before he himself was overthrown. Rios Montt has ruled as Guatemala’s dictator, served as president of Congress, preached as an evangelical pastor and now, at 87, has become the first Latin American strongman to stand trial on genocide charges in his own country. (AP Photo, File)

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FILE - In this March 23, 1982 photo, General Efrain Rios Montt, center, speaks at a press conference in Guatemala City, where he announced the formation of a junta in the aftermath of the overthrow of General Fernando Romeo Lucas Garcia's right wing government. At left is General Horacio Maldonado Shad and right is Colonel Luis Frandisco Gordillo. Rios Montt rose to power in this March 23, 1982 coup d'etat, holding absolute power for just over a year before he himself was overthrown.  Rios Montt has ruled as Guatemala’s dictator, served as president of Congress, preached as an evangelical pastor and now, at 87, has become the first Latin American strongman to stand trial on genocide charges in his own country. (AP Photo, File)
FILE - In this March 23, 1982 photo, General Efrain Rios Montt, center, speaks at a press conference in Guatemala City, where he announced the formation of a junta in the aftermath of the overthrow of General Fernando Romeo Lucas Garcia's right wing government. At left is General Horacio Maldonado Shad and right is Colonel Luis Frandisco Gordillo. Rios Montt rose to power in this March 23, 1982 coup d'etat, holding absolute power for just over a year before he himself was overthrown. Rios Montt has ruled as Guatemala’s dictator, served as president of Congress, preached as an evangelical pastor and now, at 87, has become the first Latin American strongman to stand trial on genocide charges in his own country. (AP Photo, File)
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