Today in Latin American History
Peruvian Revolutionary Presidente Gonzalo was Born in 1934
Photo: Abimael Guzmán, aka Presidente Gonzalo
Today in Latin American history, Peruvian revolutionary Abimael Guzmán, aka Presidente Gonzalo, who was the leader of the guerrilla group Shining Path was born in 1934.
Presidente Gonzalo led Shining Path during the Maoist insurgency known as the internal conflict in Peru.
Shining Path is internationally recognized as a terrorist organization.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history,Cuban Track & Field athlete Alberto Juantorena who is the first and only athlete to win both the 400 & 800 m Olympic titles was born in 1950
- Today in LatAm history, Venezuelan boxer Edwin Valero who is the only boxer to have won every match by knocking out his opponent was born in 1981