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Julio César Méndez Montenegro
(November 23, 1915 – April 30, 1996) was the Revolutionary Party
The Revolutionary Party was the ruling Guatemalan political party from 1966 to 1970.The party was founded in 1957 by Mario Méndez Montenegro and, although on the moderate left it was claimed that during the early 1960s the country's communists had adopted a policy of entryism towards the PR and...
President of Guatemala
The title of President of Guatemala has been the usual title of the leader of Guatemala since 1839, when that title was assumed by Mariano Rivera Paz...
from 1 July 1966 to 1 July 1970. The only civilian to occupy Guatemala's presidency during the long period of military rule between 1954 and 1986, Méndez was not allowed to act independently of the military and was seen as a puppet leader. He was the first cousin of César Montenegro Paniagua
César Montenegro Paniagua was a communist Guatemalan politician, who was assassinated on April 7, 1970.Montenegro was born into one of Guatemala's largest and most influential families and was one of twelve children. His father was a successful army general while his mother was a home maker...
whose kidnapping, torture and murder during the Julio César Méndez presidency is rumored to have been undertaken with presidential sanction.