TITLE

Commission finds violence hits poor, excluded people hardest

AUTHOR(S)
Fraser, Barbara
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
National Catholic Reporter;3/16/2007, Vol. 43 Issue 20, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the political violence in Peru. The Maoist Shining Path launched its "people war" on May 17, 1980, in the village of Chuschi, burning ballot boxes that were to be used the next day in elections that would return the country to democratic rule after a dozen years of military dictatorship. The philosophy of Shining Path leader Abimael Guzmán has been compared to that of Pol Pot, whose rampage in Cambodia left millions dead.
ACCESSION #
24521460

 

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