CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1992
The government of Peru, battered by recession and besieged by political turmoil, scored a major victory with the arrest of Abimael Guzman, the shadowy leader of Latin America's toughest and most persistent rebel group, Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path). But it's only a psychological win, and the impact could easily be lost--even reversed--if President Alberto Fujimori uses it to justify continued rule by the military.
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 7, 1986 |
A proposed visit to Peru by Britain's Princess Anne has been canceled because of security fears, the Foreign Office said Friday. The daughter of Queen Elizabeth was due to go to Peru in November in her capacity as president of the Save the Children Fund, as part of a tour which would also have taken her to Ecuador and Bermuda, the spokeswoman said. It was unlikely the princess would make the visit to the other two countries, though no final decision had made, the spokeswoman said.
November 12, 1993 |
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.