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Sendero Luminoso


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  • n. a terrorist group formed in Peru in the late 1960s as a splinter group from the communist party of Peru; is among the most ruthless guerilla organizations in the world; seeks to destroy Peruvian institutions and replace them with a Maoist peasant regime; is involved in the cocaine trade


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  • He warned his client that there was an unpublicized but widespread outbreak of cholera in the countryside and that the Marxist marauders known as Sendero Luminoso or "Shining Path, " thought to have been eradicated in 1992, had come back to life and revived their campaign to murder innocent tourists as a means of improving the lot of the Peruvian poor.

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  • As a result, Fujimori was convicted Tuesday of being the "indirect perpetrator" of at least 25 murders and two kidnappings in the early 1990s, at the start of this ultimately successful campaign to stamp out Tupac Amaru and the even more bloodthirsty Maoist rebels known as Sendero Luminoso, or Shining Path. Top Stories

  • Gee whiz, are those house democrats or the roster of Sendero Luminoso, who can tell with all those wacky leftist wingnuts, right?

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  • This man had his roots not in the village, but in the National University of San Cristobal with a Maoist philosophy professor , Abimael Guzman, who founded the Sendero Luminoso, “The Shining Path.”

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  • From armed combat against Sendero Luminoso and the Tupac Amaru, to massacres of students and leftists by secret government death squads, the former president left behind him a legacy of blood. '

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  • From armed combat against Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) and the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (known as the Tupamaros), to massacres of students and leftists by secret government death squads, the former president left behind him a legacy of blood.

    Crimes of State

  • This makes the movement somewhat unique in comparison to other extremist movements, such as the Maoists of Nepal or the Sendero Luminoso of Peru, which have emerged from deprivation.

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  • What is intended to be a lightning raid could turn into a long counterinsurgency struggle against armed guerrillas like Peru's Sendero Luminoso, who already control the cocagrowing region in the Upper Huallaga Valley.

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  • That was Sendero Luminoso brutal guerrillas time as well.

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  • The same attitude was expressed by Interior Minister Luis Alva Castro on Wednesday afternoon, when he said that the protests were being infiltrated by "ex-Senderistas former members of the Maoist guerrilla organisation Sendero Luminoso, or Shining Path who create confusion."

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