December 8, 1996 |
The nation's anti-terrorism police said they had captured the second-ranking leader of the Maoist Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) guerrilla movement. Police sources said that Elizabeth Cardenas Huayta, alias Comrade Sunrise, was arrested earlier last week in the highland city of Ayacucho after a surveillance operation spanning more than two months. Cardenas will be presented to the public Monday prior to her trial for treason, a source said.
January 21, 2001 |
Four close relatives of Vladimiro Montesinos and four retired army generals with close ties to the fugitive former spy chief were arrested on corruption and other charges, Peruvian authorities said. Police said Montesinos' daughter, sister, brother and sister-in-law are being held along with the four retired generals--including former Interior Minister and Army Gen. Walter Chacon. Authorities said they were taken into custody in a surprise raid.
September 13, 1992 |
Abimael Guzman, the former philosophy professor who founded the Maoist Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) movement, was captured late Saturday, police said. Guzman directed the Shining Path for 12 years in its violent campaign against the government. Peruvian television showed images of a police operation in the middle-class Surco district of Lima and said Guzman had been taken. A police spokesman confirmed the report, saying, "It's true, it's true; it's Abimael Guzman."
July 19, 1992 |
Police on Saturday said they arrested two people involved in Thursday's Lima car bombing, where the death toll looked certain to reach more than 30 people. Police said the two were brought from Peru's central mining region by Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) guerrillas to take part in the bombing that devastated a Lima suburb. Police issued a list of 18 people who died in Thursday's car bomb attack as workers cleared rubble and glass from the bomb site.
September 14, 1992 |
The arrest of Abimael Guzman, shadowy mastermind of Peru's Maoist revolutionary movement, puts behind bars the most fanatical Latin American guerrilla leader since Fidel Castro, experts said Sunday. The depredations of Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path), Guzman's underground terrorist organization, have set a major part of the political agenda in this country through the administrations of three presidents. All have directed failed campaigns to end the violence.
June 15, 1989 |
The acting editor of a newspaper which openly supports Maoist Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) rebels has been arrested, Peruvian police said today. Police arrested acting Editor Janet Talavera of the weekly paper El Diario, Sendero Luminoso's main propaganda organ, as she left its Lima offices, charging her with "apology for terrorism" under the new anti-guerrilla law.