Kjell Eugenio Laugerud

 

Age: 79

 

Summary: president of Guatemala from 1974 to 1978 who was credited with helping to rebuild Guatemala after a devastating 1976 earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people, but whose administration was widely criticized for human rights abuses in its fight to weed out a growing rebel movement.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: January 24, 1930

 

Died: December 9, 2009

 

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala