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Shining Path
A look at the Peruvian revolutionary terrorist group also known as Sendero Luminoso. Includes origins, leadership, ideology, goals and violent actions.
# 19002 | 1,350 words | 6 sources | 1991 | US
Published on Mar 02, 2003 in Political Science (Non-U.S.) , Latin-American Studies (General)

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"This paper will discuss the Peruvian terrorist group known as the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso). The terrorist activities of this group are aimed at a complete revolutionary change of the existing political and social system of Peru. Specifically, the Shining Path wants to replace Peru's current democratic system with its own form of Maoist-influenced Communism. The Shining Path originated in Ayacucho, a town in the southern part of the nation. The group's founder, Abimael Guzman Renoso, is known as "Presidente Gonzalo" to his followers. Renoso was a university professor until he fell under the influence of the Communist theories of Jose Carlos Mariategui. Mariategui (1895-1930) advocated a form of Communism which would include "a return to the Inca system of cooperative agriculture" (Gunson, Thompson, & Chamberlain, 1989, p. 262). He believed that it was necessary to..."

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