Post Tagged with: "Shining Path"

Three Priests Killed By Peru Rebels to be Beatified

Three Priests Killed By Peru Rebels to be Beatified

Three Franciscan priests who were killed in the early 1990s by Shining Path rebels in Peru are to be beatified, according to Monsignor Luis Bambaren, bishop emeritus of Chimbote. Bambaren, who is in currently in Rome, said that Pope Frances might travel to Peru next year in order to preside over the ceremony, […]

Decades Later, Families Receive Remains of Victims of Peru’s Conflict

Decades Later, Families Receive Remains of Victims of Peru’s Conflict

The remains of 80 people who were killed during Peru’s  internal conflict with Shining Path rebels have been handed over to their families for burial, decades after their deaths. The ceremony, led by the Public Prosectuor’s Office, took place in Peru’s southern Andean region of Ayacucho, which was at the center of the bloody […]

Analyst Sees Shining Path Strategy Manual as Drug Traffic Smoke Screen

News of Peru’s Shining Path insurgency changing strategies and targeting specific people is being met with deep skepticism by sociologist and recognized Shining Path expert Jaime Antezana. Antezana believes the news is more likely to be a smoke screen, to draw attention away from the Shining Path’s full dedication to drug trafficking and from […]

by · October 29, 2014 · 1 comment · Insurgency, Law & Justice, Politics, Provinces

One Soldier Killed, Four Injured in Attack on Military in VRAEM

An attack on a temporary military base on the Quinua Highway project in Peru’s Ayacucho region left at least one soldier dead and four injured, according to media reports. Newspaper El Comercio reported that the attack was carried out by alleged members of the Shining Path rebels, who operate in the area known strategically as […]