José Efraín Ríos Montt, general, dictator, Washington's ruthless vassal, genocidal and generally murderous criminal.
He is now before the tribunal that will judge his crimes. The evidence is so massive that the defense chose to remain silent.
More than 100 massacres, 1771 individual murders, 1485 underage women raped, some 30,000 citizens forcibly displaced, many of them indigenous Mayas, forced labor, forced conscription into "self-defense" militias, imprisonment of people in the "model hamlets" (concentration camps), creation of special all powerful sky-mask tribunals, which were instrumental in the execution of many people loosely accused of belonging to the resistance.
All these are among the accusations against this fascist terrorist of the oligarchs with a presidential pretext.
The formal accusation is of crimes against Humankind, as well as the ultimate ideological, political and military responsibility for the genocide in Guatemala.
Judge Carol Patricia Flores, after hearing the parties, ruled economic caution and home prison, opening the path for a full trial.
For years, the former dictator remained immune as member of parliament from 1990 to 2004. He also tried to run twice for President of the Republic but was prohibited on constitutional grounds (no coupists can run).