Los usos y abusos de la memoria de María Elena Moyano

Burt, Jo-Marie
January 2010
A Contracorriente;2010, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p165
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the memory of Peruvian community activist María Elena Moyano and how it is used and interpreted by various political and social actors. The author cites Moyano's vocal opposition to Peruvian guerrilla group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) and describes the events that led to her assassination in 1992 in Lima, Peru. She discusses how her story has been used to bolster the credibility of both Peruvian government and opposition rhetoric, particularly during the trial of Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori.


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