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Peruvians split on how to handle Shining Path leader’s remains

Peru Peruvians split on how to handle Shining Path leader’s remains Absence of a firm decision by Peru’s new leftist government has sown doubts about the cabinet’s willingness to act Shining Path massacres killed tens of thousands, especially among Quechua-speaking peasant population in rural Peru. Photograph: Alessandro Cinque/Reuters Shining Path massacres killed tens of thousands, especially among Quechua-speaking peasant population in rural Peru. Photograph: Alessandro Cinque/Reuters Dan Collyns in Lima…
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How to bury a terrorist? Peru debates what to do with the remains of Shining Path founder Abimael Guzmán. – The Washington Post

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Leader and founder of Peruvian Shining Path rebel group dies in prison

A Maoist rebel group, Shining Path was active in the 1980s and 1990s, spreading terror in the country through a bombing campaign that targeted buildings and infrastructure such as electricity towers. Its prominence began to fade after Guzman, known as Camarada Gonzalo, was captured and sentenced to life in prison in 1992. “At approximately 6:40 in the morning in the maximum-security detention center of the El Callao Naval Base, inmate…
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Quechua endures in Peru despite centuries of discrimination

CCARHUACC LICAPA, Peru (AP) — Leila Ccaico walked slowly to the front of her class in a rural village in the Andes. Reluctantly, she faced her classmates, obeyed her teacher’s orders and started to sing softly in Quechua. This is the first year that the sixth grader has been taking reading and writing lessons in the Indigenous language she learned from her parents, one that has survived despite centuries of…
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Abimael Guzmán, Leader of Guerrilla Group That Terrorized Peru, Dies at 86

Abimael Guzmán, the founder and leader of the Shining Path guerrilla movement, which spread terror across much of Peru in the 1980s and ’90s, died on Saturday in Peru. He was 86. Mr. Guzmán died in a maximum-security prison in the Callao naval base in Peru, where he was serving a life sentence, prison officials said. They did not specify a cause. An estimated 70,000 Peruvians were killed during the…
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Abimael Guzmán: Peru’s Shining Path guerrilla leader dies at 86 – BBC News

Abimael Guzmán: Peru’s Shining Path guerrilla leader dies at 86  BBC News Abimael Guzmán, Leader of Guerrilla Group That Terrorized Peru, Dies at 86  The New York Times Abimael Guzman, leader of Peru’s Shining Path terrorist group, dies at 86  The Washington Post Abimael Guzmán: Peru ponders fate of Shining Path leader’s body  BBC News Abimael Guzmán, leader of Peru’s Shining Path, dies aged 86  The Guardian View Full Coverage…
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Abimael Guzmán, leader of Peru’s Shining Path, dies aged 86

Peru Abimael Guzmán, leader of Peru’s Shining Path, dies aged 86 Founder of Maoist insurgents that terrorised Peru in 1980s and 1990s dies in military prison where he was serving life sentence Shining Path founder Abimael Guzmán at a trial at Ancon prison in Callao, Peru, in 2017. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters Shining Path founder Abimael Guzmán at a trial at Ancon prison in Callao, Peru, in 2017. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters…
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Peru Raises Key Rate Most in 11 Years After Inflation Jump – Bloomberg

Peru Raises Key Rate Most in 11 Years After Inflation Jump  Bloomberg…
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Venezuela’s World Cup hopes fade further after 1-0 loss to Peru

LIMA, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Peru beat Venezuela 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday to leave their opponents rooted to the bottom of the South American qualifying group for next year’s finals in Qatar. Christian Cueva scored the only goal of the game after 35 minutes when he seized on a loose pass and beat the Venezuelan goalkeeper. Venezuela’s Tomas Rincon was sent off three minutes later. There…
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Nasca, Moche, Wari: British Museum exhibition celebrates Peru’s ancient peoples

British Museum Nasca, Moche, Wari: British Museum exhibition celebrates Peru’s ancient peoples Objects dating back more than 3,000 years will highlight cultures many ‘may never have heard of before’ A detail from the 2,000-year-old funerary blanket showing human figures holding severed heads. Photograph: British Museum A detail from the 2,000-year-old funerary blanket showing human figures holding severed heads. Photograph: British Museum Mark Brown Arts correspondent Tue 7 Sep 2021 14.47…
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