May 10, 1985 |
Gunmen believed to be members of the Maoist group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) Wednesday assassinated Luis Alberto Guilar, the mayor of Yanacancha, who had been elected to Congress in the April 14 general elections, police said Thursday.
June 11, 1989
Peruvian troops killed a top field commander of the Maoist Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) guerrilla group and at least 20 other rebels in two clashes, army spokesmen said. They said Shining Path leader David Orozco Tello, known as Comrade Merino, and 14 other insurgents were killed in a clash in a remote area of the Apurimac region, about 600 miles south of Lima. Press reports have described Orozco as a top Sendero strategist and an associate of the movement's supreme leader, Abimael Guzman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1992
In response to "Shining Path Brightens in Lima's Slums," Commentary, April 17: Jorge Castaneda's column suggests that the so-called coup in Peru is "denounced" by Peruvians, when in fact over 70% of them support it. Castaneda calls the Shining Path an "ostensible adversary invoked for the necessity of the coup," but those at risk see the threat as very real: More than 25,000 people have died at their hands since 1980. Does our haste in the U.S. to demonize President Alberto Fujimori have anything to do with his surname?
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.
May 8, 1989
Assassins shot to death a legislator from Peru's ruling party, the second such slaying in nine days. Pablo Li Ormeno, who represented the Lima area in the Chamber of Deputies, was slain by two men in a slum on Lima's outskirts, the government news agency Andina said. President Alan Garcia cut short a trip to Brazil, where he was attending a summit on the Amazon, to attend Li Ormeno's wake. No one claimed responsibility for the killing, although authorities blamed Maoist Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path)
April 25, 1985
The head of Peru's elections board, his driver and a bodyguard were all critically wounded when five men, firing machine guns, ambushed the official's car. President Fernando Belaunde Terry rushed to the hospital after learning of the assassination attempt against his cousin, Domingo Garcia Rada, 72. He announced that Garcia Rada's condition was "extremely critical" and described the incident as an attack on democracy.