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February 5, 1989
Peruvian urban guerrilla leader Victor Polay Campos was being questioned at Lima's central police headquarters after his arrest in the Andean town of Huancayo, police said. Polay is considered a top leader of the Revolutionary Tupac Amaru Movement, which surfaced in 1984 with a wave of bombings in Lima. It is thought to have about 1,000 members and is Peru's second-largest guerrilla organization after the Maoist group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path).
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June 11, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Victor Polay, 40, the leader of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, was captured in Lima, officials said. The capture would mark a success for the crackdown by President Alberto Fujimori, who imposed near-dictatorial rule in April with the stated intention of waging war on political guerrillas and drug traffickers. Tupac Amaru is the smaller of two rebel groups in Peru; the larger is Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path).
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June 11, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Victor Polay, 40, the leader of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, was captured in Lima, officials said. The capture would mark a success for the crackdown by President Alberto Fujimori, who imposed near-dictatorial rule in April with the stated intention of waging war on political guerrillas and drug traffickers. Tupac Amaru is the smaller of two rebel groups in Peru; the larger is Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path).
NEWS
February 5, 1989
Peruvian urban guerrilla leader Victor Polay Campos was being questioned at Lima's central police headquarters after his arrest in the Andean town of Huancayo, police said. Polay is considered a top leader of the Revolutionary Tupac Amaru Movement, which surfaced in 1984 with a wave of bombings in Lima. It is thought to have about 1,000 members and is Peru's second-largest guerrilla organization after the Maoist group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path).
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December 25, 1996 | PAUL SINGLETON
For young American music fans, the hostage crisis in Peru may have evoked a familiar-sounding name--that of Tupac Amaru Shakur, 25, a chart-topping rap star who was fatally shot in Las Vegas in September. Shakur was named by his mother, Afeni Shakur--a Black Panther party member who was carrying him while imprisoned--for Tupac Amaru, a 16th century Incan chief, according to published biographical material on the late rapper.
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