Efrain Rios Montt
Ruler of Guatemala from 1982 to 1983
Efrain Rios Montt Rise to Power
Efrain Rios Montt in Power
Killed Thousands and over 200,000 Guatemalans Ran from the Violence
A letter from a Mayan Citizen Gabriela to Efrain Rios Montt
I understand that this letter may have little affect, but its a chance I must take. I do not know what else to do but to try to explain my situation, and the situation of many of my family and friends. I live in a town Huehuetenango, which is one that you should know well since you were born there. Over 300 people in our town had just been killed. This is in the place were you are born, and the killings were committed by your military. How could you let this happen? Members of my family were brutally attacked, and now nothing can replace them. I only ask you to show mercy, so other people in this great country do not have to suffer like I have to. I believe there is good in you, and I hope your religious side triumphs the bad that would allow this to happen. Thousands more will end up dead if something is not done, and I hope to see that some action will be taken. I hope some you and the government will consider changing your ways.