Discusses the 'Sendero Luminoso' (Shining Path) terrorist group of Peru.
# 29831 | 1,960 words | 15 sources | APA | 2002 |
Published on Aug 10, 2003 in History (Latin America) , Latin-American Studies (Socialist/Marxist/Communist Movements) , Latin-American Studies (Post-Modern (1960 on)) , Political Science (Terrorism)
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The Shining Path terrorist group launched a series of attacks in Peru, terrorizing the country for decades before they were beaten back in a 1990's crackdown. However, in March 2002, a car bomb attack near the United States embassy in Lima made Peruvian citizens recall their fears of terrorism. While the Shining Path has remained low-key for several years, the national and state government still recognize it as a terrorist organization. This paper takes a look at this group, including its history and leadership, structure and activities.
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