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December 26, 1996 | Reuters
Guerrillas of the Maoist group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) killed six men in the same family early Wednesday in the northern Peruvian province of Chiclayo, a police official said. The attack came on the ninth day of a hostage crisis in the capital triggered by Peru's other main rebel group, the Marxist Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement.
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April 15, 2011
Peru's political system has been ailing for decades. Corruption, violence and deep economic inequalities have left it weakened. Now, the first round of voting in the presidential race, which took place Sunday, threatens to leave the country in critical condition. From a field of five candidates, two emerged as front-runners likely to move on to a runoff election June 5. Both appear wanting in experience, and concerns about their commitment to democracy prompted Peruvian writer and Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa to say the decision will be like "choosing between AIDS and terminal cancer.
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NEWS
February 16, 1985 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Stung but not defeated by a savage military counterattack, Maoist guerrillas here in the Peruvian Andes appear to be regrouping for an assault against the coming presidential elections. Citing interrogation and field intelligence reports, well-informed Peruvian sources here and in the capital of Lima say the rebels of Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) plan stepped-up attacks beginning early next month and extending through the April 14 elections and a likely runoff five or six weeks later.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2010 | By Reed Johnson
Outside of South America, the War of the Pacific (1879-84) is largely remembered today as a nasty but minor dispute, pitting Chile against Bolivia and Peru in a fight over mineral-rich territory and maritime access. But for the countries involved, the war remains a political and psychological open wound that continues to fester. "It's sort of a scar in our national history," says Guillermo Calderón, 39, a Chilean native whose play "Diciembre" (December) opens a run of four performances Wednesday night at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles.
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November 21, 1992 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sendero Luminoso is back with a vengeance, announcing its presence in recent days in the flash and roar of deadly car bombs. It is the first major terrorist offensive in Lima since police captured Sendero Luminoso leader Abimael Guzman in early September, and it has erupted just in time to complicate a crucial and controversial electoral process.
NEWS
September 7, 1992 | Associated Press
At least 17 people died and 13 were wounded in two Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) guerrilla attacks over the weekend, police said Sunday.
NEWS
May 27, 1985
At least 2,000 people were arrested in Lima, Peru, after suspected Maoist guerrillas killed a policeman and wounded another near a candy factory in the city's Puente Piedra district, police said. It was the third police killing blamed on Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) guerrillas in Lima in the last 11 days. Peruvian police have arrested several thousand people in swoops throughout the capital during the last few months as Sendero Luminoso stepped up its insurgency and moved into new areas.
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November 18, 1994 | ADRIANA VON HAGEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A recent bombing rampage by the ragtag remains of a brutal Maoist insurgency is a signal that terrorist violence could increase in the coming months of campaigning for April presidential elections, analysts say. The attacks by the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) could also shake President Alberto Fujimori's plans for reelection, as he has focused his campaign on convincing voters of his successes in combatting the terrorist group.
NEWS
December 26, 1996 | Reuters
Guerrillas of the Maoist group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) killed six men in the same family early Wednesday in the northern Peruvian province of Chiclayo, a police official said. The attack came on the ninth day of a hostage crisis in the capital triggered by Peru's other main rebel group, the Marxist Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement.
NEWS
December 20, 1996 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twelve years ago, guerrillas from the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement burst onto the scene--and into my office. In their first actions, Tupac guerrillas already displayed the theatrical flair and penchant for violence that have now been amplified into one of the most audacious operations ever in Peru's turbulent political history. Tupac had its public debut in September 1984, firing about 60 machine gun rounds at the U.S.
NEWS
May 25, 1995 | From Associated Press
In a sign that leftist guerrillas may be recovering their strength, a car bomb exploded outside a luxury hotel-casino here Wednesday, killing four people and wounding 13. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but police said the way in which it was carried out indicated that it was the work of the Sendero Luminoso, or Shining Path, a Maoist group that terrorized Peru for more than a decade before its leader was captured in 1992. About 4:15 a.m.
NEWS
November 18, 1994 | ADRIANA VON HAGEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A recent bombing rampage by the ragtag remains of a brutal Maoist insurgency is a signal that terrorist violence could increase in the coming months of campaigning for April presidential elections, analysts say. The attacks by the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) could also shake President Alberto Fujimori's plans for reelection, as he has focused his campaign on convincing voters of his successes in combatting the terrorist group.
NEWS
November 12, 1993 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Alberto Fujimori says that calls for peace negotiations by Abimael Guzman, the imprisoned leader of Sendero Luminoso, have demoralized the Maoist guerrilla organization and led to "massive desertions." Guzman's surprisingly conciliatory and widely publicized gesture after a year in prison "first caused confusion, then demoralization and finally, in several places, abandonment of Sendero ranks," Fujimori said in an interview late Wednesday.
NEWS
August 21, 1993 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Peruvian Congress is putting the finishing touches on a new constitution that could pave the way for President Alberto Fujimori to stay in power until the end of the century. Fujimori's current five-year term expires in 1995. The draft constitution, expected to receive final congressional approval soon, would allow the president to run for reelection to a second, successive term.
NEWS
June 20, 1993 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Warring bands of guerrillas turned the mountains around Churin into a "red zone," imposing their authority over peasant villages, terrorizing and slaughtering people who stood in their way. Many villages emptied as frightened residents fled. And all but a trickle of tourists stopped coming to take Churin's famous mineral waters. Like much of Peru, this area 120 miles north of Lima was seething and suffering under the violent onslaught of Sendero Luminoso, the Shining Path.
NEWS
January 29, 1993 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shooting candidates and setting off bombs, Sendero Luminoso guerrillas have carried out a bloody campaign aimed at disrupting municipal elections today and showing that the Maoist group is still fearsomely effective. A powerful car bomb exploded Thursday outside the Peruvian headquarters of IBM, injuring several people, and terrorists assassinated a candidate for mayor of the important Lima district of Villa El Salvador. A dozen other mayoral candidates have been killed since late December.
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