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  Shining Path - MSN Encarta
The Shining Path’s political and revolutionary strategy is based on the beliefs of Mao Zedong, a Chinese revolutionary leader who advocated the development of an initial Communist revolution in rural areas, followed by the conquest of urban centers.
The Shining Path was organized in the late 1960s at the National University of San Cristobal de Huamanga in the central Andean town of Ayacucho.
By late 1985, Shining Path guerrillas were also active in the department of Puno in the south, in the Andean departments of Junín and Pasco to the north, and the coca-growing region of the Upper Huallaga Valley in the northeastern departments of Huánuco and San Martín.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579978/Shining_Path.html   (1086 words)

 Shining Path, Tupac Amaru (Peru, leftists) - Council on Foreign Relations
Shining Path and Tupac Amaru were notorious for indiscriminate bombings, assassinations, brutal killings, kidnappings, bank robberies, and attacks on Western embassies and businesses.
Shining Path, established in the late 1960s by the former university professor Abimael Guzman, is a militant Maoist group that seeks to install a peasant revolutionary authority in Peru.
Shining Path is not sponsored by any state and has no known links to other terrorist groups.
www.cfr.org /publication/9276   (1475 words)

  Al Jazeera English - Archive - The Shining Path To Victory
The Shining Path, named after a quote from the founder of Peru's first communist party, Jose Marategui, launched a campaign of bombings, assassinations and sabotage that brought the government close to collapse.
The leader of the Shining Path was Abimail Guzman, a former philosophy professor and a devotee of Mao who visited China many times during the Cultural Revolution.
The Shining Path won much of its support among the young in rural communities in Peru's mountainous centre, many of whom had attended universities such as Huamanga, where radical professors like Guzman taught.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/6EE1CE25-CC32-4343-B245-796BF52BAA46.htm   (631 words)

  Shining Path - Glasgledius   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Communist Party of Peru-Shining Path (Partido Comunista del Peru-Sendero Luminoso, sometimes referred to as simply Sendero Luminoso or Shining Path), is a Maoist guerrilla group in Peru famed for their use of violent and terrorist tactics.
When Peru's military government allowed elections for the first time in a dozen years in 1980, Shining Path was one of the few insurrectionary groups which declined to take part, instead launching a guerrilla war by attacking election infrastructure in the highlands of the province of Ayacucho[?].
During this era, Shining Path acquired a reputation as one of the most ruthless terrorist groups in the Western Hemisphere, using tactics that included conscription of children, forced labor, executions by stoning and throat-slitting (ostensibly to save bullets), destruction of the electricity infrastructure, indiscrimate bombings, and targeted assassinations of political opponents.
www.glasglow.com /E2/sh/Shining_Path.html   (499 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | Analysis: Peru's Shining Path
In its heyday in the 1980s, the Shining Path was the most formidable rebel movement in Latin America, waging a war against the state which left an estimated 30,000 dead.
This rump faction of the Shining Path was largely confined to coca-producing regions in eastern Peru and no longer had the power to undermine the foundations of the state.
Under Guzman, the Shining Path was a ruthless organisation, killing villagers whom it said sided with the government as part of a plan to create a new social order.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/2982020.stm   (943 words)

 E-Notes: The Return of Shining Path - FPRI
And in another attack prior to March 2002, in October 1999 Shining Path managed to ambush a high-ranking military delegation that was stated to be negotiating the surrender of an active column in the central jungle.
Shining Path’s comeback was facilitated by the critical errors made in the last decade by three Peruvian presidents.
Shining Path’s leaders now had the opportunity to hold high staff meetings, assessing what was happening politically on the outside, and to communicate their comments and decisions to their people in the outside world.
www.fpri.org /enotes/latin.20020405.bolivar.returnofshiningpath.html   (1644 words)

 The Shining Path By B9anders
In fact, the followers of the Shining Path were instrumental in helping the wrath of the Inquisition of Magic subside over time as they pleaded to the common folk to end their violent persecutions and address the question of magic through lawful and peaceful channels.
The Shining Path has a dedicated monastic order established by Elias to allow his followers to devote themselves fully to the holy life he preached which has widespread influence and hundreds of monasteries and churches throughout the west.
It is not uncommon for the common people to practise a hybrid of the Shining Path and other religions, acknowledging the doctrine of man taking hold of his own destiny through education and enlightenment, rejecting magic, but still paying homage to gods and spirits to receive good fortune in all kinds of matters.
www.strolen.com /content.php?node=2669   (1157 words)

 Shining Path calls for Peru election boycott - Boston.com
The Maoist Shining Path guerrilla group distributed flyers on Monday calling for a boycott of Peru's April 9 general election, a police official said.
Shining Path began its "popular war" in Peru by burning ballot boxes in the Andes in 1980 on the eve of the first democratic elections in 12 years.
The group was responsible for some 40,000 deaths in the 1980s and 1990s as it fought to impose communism on Peru, but its attacks dropped substantially after the capture in 1992 of its leader, Abimael Guzman.
www.boston.com /news/world/latinamerica/articles/2006/04/04/shining_path_calls_for_peru_election_boycott   (311 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | Profile: Peru's Shining Path
In its heyday in the 1980s, the Shining Path was the most formidable rebel movement in Latin America, waging a brutal war with the Peruvian state.
Striving to establish a perfect, communist state, the Shining Path imposed its ruthless rule on the rural area it seized, killing villagers suspected of siding with the government.
The rump faction of the Shining Path was largely confined to jungle regions in eastern Peru.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/3985659.stm   (543 words)

The Shining Path was recorded at Fried From Sound, McManus' Omaha home studio and written and recorded by McManus himself with help from a few contributing musicians.
Part of this is due to McManus' proficiency at a vast arsenal of instruments and his longtime experience with home recording, but it certainly doesn't hurt that he once again enlisted the help of fellow Lambchop member Marky Nevers when it came time to mix.
The songs themselves are staggering; they sound like lost remnants of the 60s/70s folk that cemented the careers of such greats as Jackson C. Frank, Bert Jansch and Roy Harper, only sung with McManus' midwestern drawl.
www.misrarecords.com /bruces.php   (454 words)

 Speak Truth To Power Defender   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Shining Path and MRTA were the two armed groups operating, with daily violations of humanitarian laws.
But now, after the defeat of the subversive groups, the current regime is trying to present an official history that lays all the responsibility at the feet of the subversive groups, while trying to cover up all the responsibilities of the military and the death squads related to the military forces.
Not until the Shining Path started actions in Lima did the public opinion of the urban zones realize what was really happening.
www.speaktruth.org /defend/profiles/profile_38.asp   (1556 words)

 American Chronicle: ‘Shining Path’ Offers Failed Ideology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shining Path and Tupac Amaru are terrorists who caused thousands of deaths and untold suffering.
By 1994, Shining Path had lost much of their strength, and more than 80,000 of the displaced refugees were able to return home.
Between 1995 and 2000, Shining Path violence was minimal in most areas, with the exception of Peru's Amazon region, where remaining Shining Path guerrillas continued to harass the indigenous population and displace some civilians.
www.americanchronicle.com /articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=7889   (1000 words)

 Shining Path guerrilla commander killed - Boston.com
A Shining Path guerrilla commander believed responsible for an ambush that killed eight policemen in December has died in a shootout with authorities in Peru's jungle, police said Monday.
LIMA, Peru --A Shining Path guerrilla commander believed responsible for an ambush that killed eight policemen in December has died in a shootout with authorities in Peru's jungle, police said Monday.
The Shining Path launched a campaign of car bombings, political assassinations and massacres in 1980, but its activity dropped sharply after the 1992 capture of its founder, Abimael Guzman.
www.boston.com /news/world/latinamerica/articles/2006/02/20/shining_path_guerrilla_commander_killed   (231 words)

 Interviews with ex-Shining Path members   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I decided to be a part of the Shining Path because there was so much injustice in the city and the country.
Of course, the SHINING PATH always proposed that there be social peace and justice for every human so that he can be free and just in every moment.
The Shining Path is a Communist group founded by Abimael Guzman, a university professor, in the latter part of the 1960’s.
www.hyperhistory.net /apwh/bios/i4shiningpath.htm   (1636 words)

 Shining Path's Guzman Raises Fist at Trial   (Site not responding. Last check: )
CALLAO, Peru — The founder of Peru's Maoist Shining Path insurgency raised a defiant fist and proclaimed, "Glory to Marxism!" in court Friday as the government began his retrial on terrorism charges, a decade after he was sentenced to life in prison.
Guzman, 69, the mastermind of a bloody insurgency initiated in 1980 by a movement that envisioned a classless utopia, was captured in 1992 and later sentenced by a secret tribunal to life in prison without parole.
Experts on the Shining Path insurgency fear that the government is not fully prepared to retry Guzman, known to his followers as "Presidente Gonzalo," in a civilian court.
www.pipeline.com /~rougeforum/shiningpathfist.html   (309 words)

 Peru's Tarnished Path
Whether or not the SHINING PATH leadership felt it was militarily strong enough to take on the army (their forces had no actual combat experience), they were convinced they had no other choice.
In fact, SHINING PATH tells you outright that Guzman, not Mao, invented "Maoism." "The principal contribution of Gonzalo Thought is to have developed the definition of Maoism as a new, third and higher state of Marxism." [Guzman, Speech, pg.
As SHINING PATH explains it, [Comments by representatives of CPP leadership to PLP delegation, February, 1992] today they are leading a united front people's war of the peasants, the petty bourgeoisie (the self employed and the professionals) and themselves (representing the working class.) The peasants are the base, the working class leads.
www.plp.org /communist/sp.html   (8735 words)

 Shining Path founder gets life in prison - International Terrorism - MSNBC.com
The Shining Path bombed electrical towers, bridges and factories, assassinated mayors and massacred villagers, including 69 peasants in the Andean village of Lucanamarca, where nearly two dozen children were among those shot and hacked to death in retaliation for the killings of several rebels.
A government-appointed truth commission in 2003 blamed the Shining Path for 54 percent of nearly 70,000 estimated deaths and disappearances caused by rebel violence and a brutal state backlash between 1980 and 2000.
The Shining Path drove that message home by shooting activists, hacking them to death or blowing up their bodies with dynamite.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/15256128   (984 words)

 Progressio - Peru: Recent Shining Path attacks spark concern
Recent attacks by the insurgent Shining Path movement in Peru are causing concern among civil society and governments.
Elements of the Shining Path were seen during the teacher's strike in May and were denounced by the leaders of the teachers' union.
So when Hutchinson speaks in an alarmist tone of the connections between the Colombian FARC rebels and the Shining Path, he is looking for Peru to authorize the placement of a military base in its territory and that is not advisable.
www.ciir.org /Templates/Internal.asp?NodeID=90864   (422 words)

 CNN.com - Peru captures Shining Path rebel leader - Nov. 10, 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.
Path column in which four rebels died and one officer was wounded.
A state truth commission has blamed Shining Path for more than half of the estimated 69,000 victims of rebel wars on the state in the 1980s and 1990s.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/americas/11/09/peru.rebel.reut   (349 words)

 Mazaworld - The Shining Path
The Shining Path emerged from this rage to become one of the most violent guerrilla groups in the world.
The Shining Path is commonly referred to as a Maoist group (named after the Communist leader from China, Mao Zedong), but its beliefs stem from many political ideologies, most importantly Marxism and Leninism, as well as Maoism.
The Shining Path is far from a distant memory.
www.mazalien.com /the-shining-path.html   (2068 words)

 ILD: The New Preface to The Other Path - Why did the Shining Path spend so much of their Explosives on a Think Tank?
The Shining Path described themselves as a Maoist movement.
As early as 1984, I became convinced that the Shining Path would never be eliminated as a political option, without first being defeated in the world of ideas.
Shining Path tabloid, El Diario, accusing The Other Path of reducing the support for terrorism.
www.ild.org.pe /eng/other_en2.htm   (850 words)

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 Shining Path | Sendero Luminoso | Communist Party of Peru | Questia.com Online Library
Founded in 1970 by Abimael Guzmán Reynoso as an orthodox Marxist-Leninist offshoot of the Peruvian Communist party, the Shining Path turned to terrorism in 1980.
BY JO-MARIE BURT AND JOSE LoPEZ RICCI A steady increase in the scope and intensity of the armed actions of Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) throughout Peru led...
The rapid expansion of the Shining Path during the 1980s confounded...
www.questia.com /library/history/south-american-history/south-american-countries/peru/shining-path.jsp   (774 words)

 Reason Magazine - Hernando De Soto Interview
Shining Path, in some cases, though not too efficiently, has begun to do what Ho Chi Minh did in Vietnam, namely to provide a "service" to the informal owners by giving them title to their property.
But it is evident from the way Peruvians vote in elections in which Shining Path has issued precise in- structions not to vote, that the vast majority of Peruvians do not.
Some people give tangential support to Shining Path, not with the objective of having Shining Path eventually govern, but of putting pressure on the government to change its attitude toward them.
www.reason.com /DeSoto.shtml   (3089 words)

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