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Noun1.MRTA - a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization in Peru; was formed in 1983 to overthrow the Peruvian government and replace it with a Marxist regime; has connections with the ELN in Bolivia
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Peru, Republic of Peru - a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
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DOT spokeswoman Sara Lavoie said Wednesday that three employees of the MRTA have been put on leave pending the outcome of an investigation, including the head of the MRTA, Mr.
MRTA guerrillas attacked the ambassador's residence Dec.
We have already seen how MRTA in Peru saw its star fall from the skies in a few minutes, shot down by the guns of Peruvian commandos retaking the Japanese residence in Lima.
A subsequent MRTA survey of all Authorised Training Bodies (ATBs) supported the views expressed at the conference and prompted calls for revised interpretation in order to achieve compliance safely and at minimal cost and disruption to business.
19 billion) in low-interest loans to the MRTA to finance construction of 22 kilometers of tunnels and 18 stations, which is currently 92% complete.
All of the 14 MRTA guerrillas involved were reportedly killed during the operation, but witnesses later said at least three were executed after they surrendered.
While some returned home after the violence subsided in 1992 with the capture of the leaders of the Shining Path and the Marxist MRTA (Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement), most did not.
US citizen Lori Berenson, who had been tried and found guilty of treason by a military court and given a life sentence as an alleged supporter of the MRTA terrorist group, is now being retried in a civilian court, reportedly on new evidence.
passport and saying that she was a terrorist and part of the MRTA, the Tupac Amaru, which is a terrorist organization, according to the government of Peru.
Last December 17, members of the MRTA seized some 500 hostages.
Dialogue began before the New Year between the MRTA and the Peruvian government, but now it has reached an impasse.
Most of the terrorism was concentrated in Lima, where six hundred terrorist attacks by both the Shining Path and the MRTA caused approximately 360 deaths.