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.
April 30, 1988 |
Maoist guerrillas hacked to death three sisters whom they accused of helping counterinsurgency forces in a mountain hamlet 370 miles from Lima, police said Friday. Police said Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) rebels dragged the three out of their house Thursday night in the village of Runguyoq in Ayacucho, south of the capital, and, in a brief "people's trial" before the rest of the villagers, sentenced them to death for helping the army.