Óscar Humberto Mejía Victores, military officer and politician, Died at 85

Brigadier General Óscar Humberto Mejía Víctores was born December 9, 1930, and died on February 1, 2016.

He was a Guatemalan military officer and politician.

He was the 27th President of Guatemalan.

He started from August 8, 1983, to January 14, 1986.

Mejía Victores member of the military, he was president during the apex of repression and death squad activity in the Central American nation.

Mejía Victores, as the minister of defense, he rallied a coup against José Efraín Ríos Montt, then-president of Guatemala, which he justified by declaring that the government was being abused by religious fanatics.

Mejía Victores supported a return to democracy, with elections for a constituent assembly in 1984 followed by general elections in 1985.

Mejía Victores passed away at 85 yrs old.