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  • Three Murdered European Priests Beatified in Peru

    12/07/2015 6:27:18 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 12/7/15 | Staff Reporter
    Two Poles and one Italian were killed by Shining Path guerrillas in 1991Three European missionary priests killed by Shining Path terrorists in Peru in 1991 have been beatified. According to Associated Press, 30,000 people attended the beatification ceremony for Franciscans Fathers Michal Tomaszek and Zbigniew Strzalkowski of Poland and Fr Alessandro Dordi of Italy in a stadium in Chimbote, in northern Peru, on Saturday. Italian Cardinal Angelo Amato presided over the ceremony and there were representatives from all of the dioceses of Peru and groups from Poland and Italy. Father Zbigniew, 32, and Fr Michal, 30, were killed on August...
  • Obama’s new slogan: ‘Greater together’

    02/23/2012 9:04:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama has an emerging slogan — “greater together” — that he’s using to spur support among younger voters worried about jobs, education and debt. The collectivist slogan is appearing in more places, including fundraisers and in the title of the “Greater Together Student Summit Tour,” which is sending Obama’s deputies to colleges to galvanize students and youth. On Feb. 1, Obama used the slogan to spur support among young and old African-Americans, and especially African-American women. Less than half of younger African-American men are in the workforce, and the average wealth of African-American families was slashed by the...
  • How Che Guevara Nearly Started World War Three

    09/23/2011 4:43:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    The Propagandist ^ | 9/18/2011
    Billions would have died in the nuclear holocaust. But this was the plan from the Latin American warmonger Che Guevara, who's face is emblazoned on T-shirts around the globe: “What?!” Khrushchev gasped upon reading Castro’s telegram on Oct. 28 1962. “Is he proposing that we start a nuclear war? That we launch missiles from Cuba? But that is insane! Remove them (our missiles) as soon as possible! Before its too late!” instructed the Soviet premier. So much for the Camelot fable of JFK “standing up to the Russians,” during the Missile Crisis Khrushchev “blinked” alright. But at Fidel Castro and...
  • Shining Path rebels stage comeback in Peru

    04/22/2009 9:08:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 474+ views
    CNN ^ | April 21, 2009 | Arthur Brice
    A brutal Maoist guerrilla group that terrorized Peru during the 1980s but pretty much disappeared when top leaders were captured in the 1990s is making a resurgence. In the latest of several recent attacks by the Sendero Luminoso, known in English as the Shining Path, 14 government soldiers were killed in an ambush this month. It was, a Sendero leader said afterward, "the strongest blow" against the government in quite a while. It also was not an isolated incident. "It's like that horror movie, 'Friday the 13th,' " said Bernard Aronson, President George H.W. Bush's assistant secretary of state for...
  • Shining Path kills 13 Peruvian soldiers

    04/12/2009 2:33:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 602+ views ^ | April 12, 2009 | Jeremy McDermott
    Peru's Shining Path have rebels killed 13 soldiers in two separate ambushes in the south-east of the country. The defence minister, Antero Flores Araoz, said the rebels attacked a military patrol with grenades and dynamite killing a captain and 11 soldiers in one of the most deadliest attacks by the guerrillas in the past decade. Both attacks took place in the Ayacucho region, 340 miles from the capital, Lima.
  • Mexico's drug lords look south to Peru

    03/26/2009 10:37:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 442+ views ^ | March 25, 2009 | Chris Kraul
    A recent surge in arrests and cocaine seizures in Peru points to an increased presence of Mexican drug cartels, counter-narcotics officials say. The cartels have also contributed to more drug-related violence in Peruvian cities, ports and in remote valleys in this Andean country where coca, cocaine's base material, is grown, the officials say. Peruvian claims of Mexican cartels expanding echo those by officials in other Latin American countries, from Honduras to Argentina, where Mexican gangs have supplanted once-powerful Colombian cartels as kings of the illicit-drug underworld. .... That Mexican drug lords are sending emissaries here is no surprise to Hidalgo...
  • Rebels and cocaine revive old war in Peru

    03/23/2009 10:24:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 242+ views ^ | March 17, 2009 | SIMON ROMERO
    The war against the Shining Path rebels, which took nearly 70,000 lives, supposedly ended in 2000. But here in one of the most remote corners of the Andes, the combination of a renewed military campaign, a resurgent rebel faction and a lucrative cocaine trade may be sparking it back to life. The drizzle-shrouded jungle of Vizcatán, a 250-square-mile region in the Apurímac and Ene River Valley, nine hours by four-wheel drive along switchbacks from the Maoist rebels' Andean cradle of Ayacucho, is Peru's largest producer of coca, the raw ingredient for cocaine. The Shining Path controls a large part of...
  • The Return of the Shining Path and the Criminal-Terrorist Nexus

    11/14/2008 2:36:06 PM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 521+ views
    For those of us who were covering the conflicts in Latin America in the 1980s and 1990s, there was no group more terrifying than Peru's Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) an Maoist organization intent on causing rivers of blood to flow in order to achieve the proletariat utopia. After many years and countless dead, Sendero was largely dismantled and its chief ideologue , Abimael Guzman, who ran a horrific cult of personality, was jailed. The group was widely thought to have been put out of business permanently. Now, as the Washington Post reports, Sendero, a designated terrorist entity, is coming back....
  • Red Star Ignorance - Cameron Diaz and the great Peruvian faux pas

    06/30/2007 3:12:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies · 4,218+ views
    Epoch Times ^ | June 30, 2007 | Court Pearman
    Red Star Ignorance - Cameron Diaz and the great Peruvian faux pas By Court Pearman Epoch Times Washington, D.C. Staff June 30, 2007 Oh, Poor Cameron Diaz! She got roasted for wearing a bag with a red star and a quote from Mao Tse Tung on it in Peru, a country that suffered massive bloodshed at the hands of Maoist rebels. People who survive civil wars are so uptight. It is not like she was wearing a bag with a Hitler quote and a black swastika on it. That would have been really bad. And she wasn't wearing a KKK...
  • BBC: Peruvians march for death penalty ~ for members of the Shining Path rebel group....

    01/20/2007 12:45:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 461+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, 20 January 2007, 11:56 GMT | BBC Staff
    Peruvians march for death penalty During the insurgencies Shining Path rebels would attack villages Thousands of Peruvians have joined a march in Lima supporting a proposal to introduce the death penalty for members of the Shining Path rebel group.Many of the crowd waved pictures of relatives killed by the Shining Path. Last week President Alan Garcia suggested changing the constitution to allow a referendum on the issue after parliament rejected the proposal. MPs argued that capital punishment would breach the American Convention on Human Rights, which Peru has signed. Protesters from the Association of Families of Victims of Terrorism,...
  • Seven die in coca ambush in Peru (Shining Path)

    12/18/2006 2:19:31 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 346+ views ^ | 12/18/2006 | Dan Collyns
    Suspected rebels in Peru have killed seven men, including five policemen, in an ambush in the country's coca-growing interior. The police convoy was attacked during a crackdown on illegal coca-growing in the second major ambush in a year. The interior ministry has not blamed any group for the attack but remnants of the Shining Path guerrilla movement are known to operate in the region. More than 20 police have been killed in ambushes in the last year. The rebel group, which led one of Latin America's bloodiest insurgencies in the 1980s and 1990s, has claimed responsibility for similar attacks. The...
  • Troops dispatched to corral guerrillas

    12/14/2006 3:28:14 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 216+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2006 | Martin Arostegui
    Troops have been dispatched to the central Andean valleys of Peru in recent weeks to counter renewed guerrilla activity by re-equipped leftist rebels of the Shining Path, according to high level government officials. ... Twenty-three members of the group have been arrested since Shining Path resumed operations at the beginning of the year with a road ambush that killed eight police officers. In a videotape released at the end of last month, a hooded leader using the pseudonym of Comandante Artemio said the group would resume large-scale attacks in three months. ...Comandante Artemio threatened to renew attacks unless the government...
  • Osama's exploits south of border

    05/09/2006 11:13:40 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 21 replies · 1,323+ views
    WND ^ | 10 May 2006 | Gordon Thomas
    LONDON – Britain's secret intelligence service, MI6, has established the first proof al-Qaida is playing a major role in the new Cold War between North and South America – with Osama bin Laden's terror network seeing itself in league with Mexican subversives in infiltrating the U.S. border. The evidence emerged as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez swash-buckled into London after scoring a win in yet another venomous battle with Washington for influence and economic advantage across the Latin American continent. Chavez is in London to meet the capital's anti-Bush mayor, Ken Livingstone, and other prominent British opponents of the war in...
  • Peru's guerrillas back on warpath in alliance with drug barons

    03/20/2006 5:09:57 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 310+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 20/03/2006 | Jeremy McDermott
    Aucayacu - Peru's brutal rebel movement, the Shining Path, long thought to be all but extinct, is on the warpath again, boosted by an alliance with drug traffickers. Its Maoist guerrillas almost vanished after the capture of their founder and leader, Abimael Guzman, in 1993, with only a few hundred left sheltering in remote highlands. But those mountains are now the setting for a dramatic growth in cultivating coca to produce cocaine, and veteran fighters are now serving new masters, the drug barons. The Shining Path once forced the whole country to its knees in a war that claimed 70,000...
  • Officials fear drug money behind deadly strikes by Peruvian rebels

    12/22/2005 5:24:10 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 207+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 22 Dec 2005 | JEREMY MCDERMOTT
    IN ONE of the bloodiest incidents for more than a decade, Shining Path guerrillas ambushed and killed eight police officers, amid fears that money from drug trafficking is giving the Peruvian rebel group a new lease of life. The ambush was set along the road to Aucayacu, more than 240 miles east of Lima. As the vehicle carrying nine officers entered the rebel killing zone, 20 members of the Shining Path opened up with automatic weapons. The police driver managed to get the vehicle off the road, where those not killed in the initial hail of gunfire fought on for...
  • Peru declares state of emergency after rebel attack

    12/22/2005 6:03:26 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 9 replies · 728+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 22, 2005 | Robin Emmott
    LIMA (Reuters) - President Alejandro Toledo on Thursday declared a state of emergency in Peru's central jungle after Shining Path guerrillas killed eight policemen amid an upsurge in violence from the Maoist group. The emergency decree bans public gatherings and gives police and military the right to search houses and make arrests without warrants. The rebels killed eight policemen in an ambush on a police vehicle out on routine patrol in the remote Huanuco region on Tuesday, some 220 miles northeast of Lima. The group that led one of Latin America's bloodiest insurgencies in the 1980s and early 1990s has...
  • Bloody Peruvian terrorist also had fuzzy side

    10/18/2005 6:26:53 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 536+ views
    EFE News ^ | Oct. 18, 2005 | Paola Ugaz
    Lima, Oct 18 (EFE).- Peru's Abimael Guzman, the founder of a Maoist guerrilla movement-cum-death cult that sometimes dynamited the bodies of just-murdered functionaries and hanged canines from lamposts as warnings to "capitalist dogs," also had his soft, sappy and romantically poetic side. The man known by his fanatic followers as "President Gonzalo" revealed some of his secrets in a hand-written ode dedicated to his wife, who died in 1988 under mysterious circumstances. A video seized in 1992 by the security forces, after Guzman's arrest, shows the wake of Augusta La Torre, better known as "Comrade Norah" and the Shining Path's...
  • Rumsfeld in Peru to Discuss Mutual Security Interests

    08/18/2005 3:52:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 512+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 18, 2005 | Donna Miles
    LIMA, Peru, Aug. 18, 2005 – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is slated to meet here today with Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo and his new defense minister to show support for Toledo's democratic initiatives and further bolster on what a senior defense official traveling with the secretary called the warmest defense relationship between the two countries in 40 years. Rumsfeld and Toledo are expected to discuss ways to build on Toledo's progress in cracking down on narcotics trafficking, cooperating with its neighbors in countering threats to the region, and modernizing Peru's armed forces and their obsolete 1970s-era Soviet equipment. The leaders...
  • Watching the Economy Crumble

    08/10/2005 6:55:00 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 166 replies · 3,486+ views ^ | 8/10/2005 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Watching the Economy Crumble Paul Craig Roberts Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005 The United States continues its descent into the Third World, but you would never know it from news reports of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' July payroll jobs release. The media give a bare-bones jobs report that is misleading. The public heard that 207,000 jobs were created in July. If not a reassuring figure, at least it is not a disturbing one. On the surface, things look to be pretty much OK. It is when you look into the composition of these jobs that the concern arises. Of the...
  • Watching the Economy Crumble

    08/10/2005 11:58:50 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 41 replies · 2,458+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Aug 9, 2005 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The United States continues its descent into the Third World, but you would never know it from news reports of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' July payroll jobs release. The media give a bare-bones jobs report that is misleading. The public heard that 207,000 jobs were created in July. If not a reassuring figure, at least it is not a disturbing one. On the surface, things look to be pretty much OK. It is when you look into the composition of these jobs that the concern arises. Of the new jobs, 26,000 (about 13 percent) are tax-supported government jobs. That...
  • Peru rebels ambush, kill police officers (Shining Path)

    02/21/2005 8:40:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 292+ views
    AP ^ | February 21, 2005 | TEOFILO CASO
    LIMA, Peru -- Maoist Shining Path insurgents ambushed and killed three Peruvian policemen in a remote jungle area known for guerrilla activity, officials said Monday. The officers were driving Sunday evening in the Huallaga Valley about 205 miles northwest of Lima when more than 70 rebels sprayed their SUV with semiautomatic weapons fire, police said. The officers were shot to death as they fled the vehicle, which was then looted and set ablaze, police said. Sunday's attack was the first on police in the former guerrilla stronghold since June, when two officers and a marine died in a similar ambush....
  • Trial of Peru Rebel Leader Collapses

    11/15/2004 9:24:29 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 8 replies · 285+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 11-16-04 | WestVirginiaRebel
    CALLAO, Peru (AP)The first public trial of Shining Path rebel leader Abimael Guzman fell apart on Monday as the second of the three judges presiding over the case stepped down citing a conflict of interest.
  • Job creation down, layoffs up, report says

    10/07/2004 5:58:11 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 49 replies · 1,695+ views
    The NewStandard ^ | Thursday, October 7 | Madeleine Baran
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Oct 7 - A new report found that layoffs reached an eight-month high in September, while new hiring rose only slightly. Employment consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. said companies announced 107,863 layoffs in September, 45 percent more than in August. The figure was the largest since January, when employers laid off 117,556 workers. Meanwhile, employers hired only 16,166 new workers, compared with 132,105 in August. The computer, transportation, telecommunications and consumer products industries were particularly hard hit by the cuts. "Historically, the period from September 1 through December 31...

    09/03/2004 7:59:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies · 543+ views
    Self | September 3, 2004 | PJ-Comix
    Watching the screaming fanatics last night who tried to disrupt President Bush's convention speech reminds me of scenes in the movie The Dancer Upstairs when the fanatics of a movement based on Peru's leftwing Shining Path screamed "VIVA EL PRESIDENTE EZEQUIEL!!!" One particular moment in the movie was when the seemingly normal dance instructor, when revealed as a follower of the Shining Path type movement, dropped her previously calm demeanor to scream fanatically and with a twisted face, "VIVA EL PRESIDENTE EZEQUIEL!!!" I beleve that as the Democrat ticket starts to go down and tubes and especially after they lose...
  • Nepal's Maoists follow Peru's Shining Path game plan

    08/19/2004 2:45:50 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 619+ views
    AFP ^ | 19 August 2004
    KATHMANDU : The blockade declared by Nepal's Maoist rebels of the ancient capital, Kathmandu, echoes the tactics of Peru's shadowy Shining Path militants -- the ruthless movement upon which they model themselves. Like the Shining Path rebels, who waged an over decade-long battle to forge a peasant revolution in the South American nation, Nepal's Maoists seek to rule the countryside and now are boldly attacking big towns and even the capital. The group launched their struggle in 1996 to overthrow the monarchy and feudal caste-ridden system, and to turn the Himalayan country of 26 million, one of the world's 10...
  • Peru rebels kill soldier in fresh attack on army (Shining Path)

    06/25/2004 10:01:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 245+ views
    Reuters ^ | 24 Jun 2004
    LIMA, Peru, June 24 (Reuters) - Some 30 Shining Path rebels killed one soldier in an attack on a military patrol in Peru's Andean region, the second fatal assault on state security forces this month, the army said on Thursday. Rebels attacked soldiers guarding an asphalt factory on Wednesday in the remote highland town of Cangari 360 miles (575 kms) southeast of Lima, an army spokeswoman told Reuters. "One soldier was killed in the attack," she said, adding that there were no reports of injured officers. The Maoist-inspired Shining Path, which has largely been dormant since the 1992 capture of...
  • Peru rebels kill police in jungle ambush (Shining Path)

    06/07/2004 9:27:34 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 119+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05 Jun 2004
    LIMA, Peru, June 5 (Reuters) - Peru's Shining Path rebels killed two policemen and a naval officer and injured several others in an ambush in the country's central jungle region, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. Rebels shot at a police vehicle on patrol on Friday as it crossed a bridge near the jungle town of Aguaytia, 310 miles (500 kms) northeast of Lima, killing two policemen and injuring another, the ministry said. Rebels then set the police car on fire, it added. A naval officer was also killed after rebels ambushed another patrol in the area -- a drug...
  • Cheerleaders for Terrorism: Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart continues her support for Islamic terror

    06/17/2003 10:40:08 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 1,130+ views ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2003 | By Erick Stakelbeck
    Cheerleaders for TerrorismBy Erick | June 17, 2003 Two groups whom Islamic terrorists can count on for sympathy and support are radical lawyers and their counterparts in American law schools. Lynne Stewart is a hero of the National Lawyers Guild and a sought-after campus lecturer. While out on bail under indictment for colluding with a terrorist leader, she has been a sought-after speaker for law school audiences who relish her attacks on Attorney General John Ashcroft as a modern-day fascist and on her country for its imperialist and racist policies. Stewart made national headlines in April 2002 when she...
  • Peru Says FARC Growing Coca in Peru

    02/21/2004 9:26:48 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 192+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 20, 2004 | Monica Vargas
    AYACUCHO, Peru (Reuters) - Colombia's largest rebel group is growing coca -- the raw material for cocaine -- over the border in northern Peru, an area that has not typically been used to grow coca, Peruvian Defense Minister Roberto Chiabra said on Friday. "There is an increase in cultivation of coca leaf in our territory which requires an operation (to prevent it)," he said during a visit to the southern city of Ayacucho. "If we allow it to grow, it's going to create a big problem because we know it's a source of funds for the FARC," he added, referring...
  • Colombian rebels beat path to Peru

    02/06/2004 11:22:09 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies · 230+ views
    BBC ^ | 6 February, 2004 | Jeremy McDermott
    There is revolution in the air in South America once again, with thousands of Marxist guerrillas operating in Colombia, and signs in Peru of a resurgence of the Shining Path, a militant Maoist group which seeks to install a peasant revolutionary authority. The Shining Path has never been that friendly to journalists, so trying to make contact is very difficult. In Lima I met members of left-wing parties that have traditionally had links with the Shining Path, and put out the word that I wanted to contact the guerrillas who in the early 1990s brought Peru to its knees. When...
  • Peru police release Shining Path prisoners

    01/14/2004 4:56:54 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies · 333+ views
    UPI ^ | 1/2/2004 | Ricardo Sanchez-Serra
    "What's the president's name?" "I don't know." "Do you know what Peru is?" "No." These were the surprising answers of a native Ashaninka released by the Peruvian police from the remnants of the guerrilla group Shining Path in the country's central jungle. All of those rescued, scores of children as well as adults and elderly, displayed severe symptoms of malnutrition, infections and parasitic infections due to the peripatetic and inhumane treatment during years in the heights of the Vilcabamba mountain range and deep in the rainforest. The police also retrieved hundreds of natives that were hiding from the "Senderistas," having...
  • Peru captures Shining Path rebel leader

    11/13/2003 10:03:01 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 171+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09 Nov 2003
    Peruvian soldiers captured a leader of the Shining Path rebel group after a clash in the Andes in which four guerrillas were killed and an officer wounded, the government said on Sunday. "The blow the remaining Shining Path members must be feeling in the Ene and Apurimac area must be very strong because he was the No. 2," Defense Minister Aurelio Loret de Mola told reporters. The Ene and Apurimac valleys, some 312 miles (500 km) southeast of Lima, are considered the last bastion of Shining Path. The rebel movement, once one of Latin America's bloodiest, died down after the...
  • Communist Shining Path rebels 'tax' logging in Brazil jungle

    10/14/2003 3:58:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 246+ views
    Reuters ^ | 13 Oct 2003 | Axel Bugge
    Peru's Shining Path rebels, who have begun launching attacks there again after lying low for years, are "taxing" illegal logging and drug-smuggling operations on the jungle border with Brazil to raise funds, a top Brazilian policeman said on Monday. Members of the Maoist group also cross the isolated border into Brazilian jungle towns to get supplies or to find women, said Mauro Sposito, head of the Brazilian federal police's Amazon drugs squad. One of Latin America's most ruthless rebel groups at the height of its struggle, Shining Path has been largely dormant since the capture of its leader Abimael Guzman...
  • Shining Path back as FARC exports terror

    09/15/2003 10:00:37 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 277+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 13/09/2003 | Jeremy McDermott
    Flush with drug money, rebels linked to IRA are stretching their tentacles across South America, reports Jeremy McDermott in Lima Carlos agreed to meet in a hotel in central Lima. There was no question of a real name or any photographs. "Carlos" joined the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, Colombia's Marxist rebels, more than 16 years ago and served four years on the front lines. Now he has moved to the Peruvian capital, but he is anything but retired. Instead he is working clandestinely in Peru, as Farc builds up a support base and establishes relations with the...
  • Ex-Generals and Others Protest Peru Report on Rebel Conflict (Shining Path)

    09/07/2003 11:24:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 417+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 8, 2003 | JUAN FORERO
    Standing amid his medals and gold-encrusted ceremonial sword, Gen. Roberto Clemente Noel, now retired, says his wartime past is full of heroism and sacrifice. The way he sees it, his work as military chief in the Peruvian highlands during a barbarous civil conflict in the 1980's stopped rebels from toppling the state. Stepping into the study of his elegant colonial-style home, General Noel showed off proclamations in his honor and his book, "Testimony of a Soldier," in which he defends himself against accusations of vast human rights abuses. "I am proud of the work I have done," said General Noel,...
  • Communist Shining Path Guerrillas return as threat in a deal with coca traders

    08/26/2003 5:59:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 354+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Aug. 18, 2003 | TYLER BRIDGES
    Darkness had descended outside, and a bare light bulb illuminated Mayor Teófilo Torres in his office here as he explained the danger posed by the reemergence of the Shining Path guerrillas deep in the Peruvian jungle. ''Shining Path could enter San Francisco at any time and shoot me,'' Torres said. ``They look for the mayors first.'' A decade after the Shining Path was believed to have been vanquished, the guerrillas -- known in Peru by their Spanish name, Sendero Luminoso -- are making a comeback in a potentially dangerous alliance with traffickers of coca paste, the basic ingredient of cocaine,...
  • Peru's Poor Peasants Raring to Hunt Shining Path

    08/09/2003 3:11:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 212+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 9, 2003 | Simon Gardner
    When Shining Path guerrillas marched into this tiny hamlet deep in Peru's Andean jungle a fortnight ago, Tito Salazar's mind filled with images of neighbors hacked to death by rebels 20 years ago. Able to muster just five useless, rust-caked rifles between them, the poor coffee farmer and his fellow villagers in these lush foothills looked on helplessly this time as the 70-strong, well-armed group of rebels vowed they meant no harm. "'We are no longer terrorists, we are now guerrillas,' they told us. 'We are not going to kill you like before,"' Salazar said. Two days later he was...
  • Nepal’s Maoist Insurgency

    07/26/2003 8:09:49 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 661+ views ^ | July 25, 2003 | Steven C. Baker
    Nestled in the rugged Himalayas, the little known mountain kingdom of Nepal could not seem to be more removed from current geopolitical concerns. Yet on its frozen mountains a revolutionary battle rages. For seven years, Maoist rebels have sought to establish a second totalitarian state in central Asia, at the price of thousands killed and an entire nation left ravaged by its violence. Beginning in February 1996, Marxist-Leninist-Maoists led by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) -- CPN(M) -- and its leader “Comrade Prachanda” (his real name is Pushpan Kamal Dahal) launched an ongoing effort to overthrow the Kingdom of...
  • Maoist Shining Path Guerrillas Kill 7 in Peru

    07/12/2003 5:49:03 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 21 replies · 704+ views
    AP ^ | July 11, 2003 | MONTE HAYES
    PICHARI, Peru - Shining Path guerrillas ambushed a 30-man marine patrol in a section of steep, mountainous jungle, killing seven and wounding 10 in the Peruvian military's worst loss to rebels in at least four years, military sources said Friday. A marine captain, four other marines and two civilian guides were killed in the attack Thursday afternoon in the Ayacucho region when rebels opened fire after they stopped to take a break in a clearing, said an army officer who spoke on condition of anonymity. The attack was another strong sign of a resurgence in Shining Path activity. Last month,...
  • Peru says 60 pipeline workers kidnapped

    06/09/2003 11:28:59 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 176+ views
    Reuters | June 10, 2003 | Tania Mellado
    LIMA, Peru, June 9 (Reuters) - Armed raiders on Monday kidnapped about 60 workers employed by an Argentine company to help build a natural gas pipeline in southeastern Peru, a government statement said. "They are asking for $1 million, high-tech communications equipment and explosives," said a police officer in Ayacucho, some 360 miles (600 km) southeast of Lima. The officer, who asked not to be identified, called the attackers "presumed terrorists" but a government statement described them as armed criminals. The statement said about 60 kidnappers struck at the Toccate construction camp in La Mar province, seizing a similar...
  • Peru - Shining Path guerrilla forces regroup in the Andes

    08/19/2002 11:00:22 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 239+ views
    Xinhua News ^ | August 19, 2002
    Peruvian guerrilla forces regroup in the Andes LIMA, Aug. 19 (Xinhuanet) -- Remnants of the Peruvian rebel group, Shining Path (SL), have regrouped and strengthened themselves in Peru's central jungle region, reports here quoted local peasants as saying on Monday. The guerrillas have resumed their patrolling in the Ayacucho, Huancavelica and Junin states, where they were engaged in terror activities between 1980 and 1995. The reports said the SL members have changed their approach and are now trying to win the confidence of locals who collaborate with them in their insurgency against the government. The Peruvian army's intelligence service...
  • Peru uncovers terrorist plot to attack U.S. embassy

    12/01/2001 4:53:14 PM PST · by Gemflint · 9 replies · 532+ views Peru Says It Uncovers Suspected Terrorist Plot Against U.S. Embassy By Craig Mauro Associated Press Writer Published: Dec 1, 2001 LIMA, Peru (AP) - Peruvian police arrested two suspected members of a leftist guerrilla group who they believe were plotting an attack against the U.S. Embassy, Interior Minister Fernando Rospigliosi said Saturday. The alleged members of the Shining Path group were arrested in Lima on Nov. 20 with diagrams of the U.S. Embassy, Rospigliosi said. "The suspicion is that they were planning to carry out attacks against the American Embassy and against another site that is linked to U.S. ...
  • Peru official: car bombing tied to Bush visit

    03/22/2002 12:53:32 PM PST · by ellery · 7 replies · 250+ views
    <p>A police officer looks at the damage Thursday after a car bomb exploded Wednesday in front of the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru.</p> <p>LIMA, Peru (CNN) -- Peru's interior minister Thursday tied a deadly car bombing near the U.S. Embassy to this weekend's visit by U.S. President George Bush and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.</p>

    05/14/2002 9:40:59 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 2 replies · 232+ views
    Overseas Security Advisory Council ^ | May 13, 2002 | Lima Radio Programas del Peru via OSAC
    The following is translated text from Lima Radio Programas del Peru: Interior Minister Fernando Rospigliosi told a press conference that remnants of the Shining Path [SL] are trying "to reorganize their political activities in some of the country's universities." He also reiterated his warning that the guerrillas could attack US interests this month. "The Counterterrorism Directorate (Dircote) is closely monitoring people linked to the Shining Path who are trying to reorganize their political activities in some universities," Rospigliosi pointed out, although he did not specify in which universities SL was trying to reactivate. "I hope it will not have greater...