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Tag Results for "Shining Path"

Maoist Guerrilla Group Attacked a Polling Location in Peru in 1980

Today in Latin American history, Maoist guerrilla group attacked a polling location in Peru, starting Internal conflict in 1980. On the eve of the presidential elections, Shining Path burned ballot boxes in the town of Chuschi. It was the first "act of war" by the Shining Path. continue reading »

Peruvian Revolutionary Presidente Gonzalo was Born in 1934

Today in Latin American history, Peruvian revolutionary Abimael Guzm├ín, aka Presidente Gonzalo, who was the leader of the guerrilla group Shining Path was born in 1934. continue reading »

Shining Path Guerrilla Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison in Peru

A court sentenced the last of Peru's original Shining Path guerrilla leaders, Florindo Flores Hala, known as "Comrade Artemio," to life in prison. continue reading »

Peruvian Ambassador Resigns After Meeting With Shining Path Supporters

Peruvian Ambassador to Argentina Nicolas Lynch submitted his resignation to President Ollanta Humala, who accepted it on Sunday, in the wake of his meeting with supporters of the Shining Path guerrilla group in Buenos Aires. continue reading »

Drug Traffickers, Shining Path Guerrillas Kill 2 Police Officers

Two police officers were wounded in an ambush staged by guerrillas and drug traffickers in a jungle area in the southeastern Peruvian region of Cuzco, police spokesmen said. continue reading »

Terrorist Group in Peru Abducting and Training Children

It is estimated that between 150 and 200 children in Peru have been abducted and are currently being trained by narco-terrorist groups. Minister of Women's Affairs Ana Ja continue reading »

Armed “Terrorist Criminals” Rob 18 Gas Company Workers in Peru

An armed group briefly abducted 18 gas company workers in the southeastern region of Cuzco and stole equipment from them, the Peruvian military said. continue reading »

After Missing For Three Weeks, Wounded Peruvian Officer Found Alive

After disappearing three weeks ago, Peruvian police officer Luis Astuquillca Vasquez has been found alive. With bullet wounds in his legs and arm, Officer Astuquillca Vasquez managed to make his way to t continue reading »

Peruvian Helicopter Searching for Kidnap Victims Shot At, 1 Dead

A police officer was killed and three other people wounded Thursday when unknown attackers fired on a helicopter searching for 43 energy company workers kidnapped earlier this week in the jungles of southeastern Peru's Cuzco region, the Interior Ministry said in a communique. continue reading »