Shining Path


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Shining Path

A Maoist guerrilla group in Peru 1980–82.
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Noun1.Shining Path - a terrorist group formed in Peru in the late 1960s as a splinter group from the communist party of Peru; is among the most ruthless guerilla organizations in the world; seeks to destroy Peruvian institutions and replace them with a Maoist peasant regime; is involved in the cocaine trade; "Shining Path has been responsible for 30,000 deaths"
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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The tracks of the tire began to curve fantastically upon the wet and shining path.
After I had said my prayers, and the candle had burnt out, I remember how I still sat looking at the moonlight on the water, as if I could hope to read my fortune in it, as in a bright book; or to see my mother with her child, coming from Heaven, along that shining path, to look upon me as she had looked when I last saw her sweet face.
This study of the creation of cultural memory of state violence against civilian populations focuses on the period after the Peruvian military committed human rights violations in its efforts to combat the Shining Path (the Communist Party of Peru) in the 1980s-1990s.
Fujimori, 79, was serving a 25-year sentence for the killings of 25 people in a campaign against the leftist Shining Path terrorist group.
Some Peruvians laud him for defeating the Maoist Shining Path guerrilla movement, while others loathe him for human rights violations carried out under his government.
The photographs that Greene includes are powerful reminders of the violence that swept through Peru during the Shining Path war against the state and he does an excellent job of explaining how punk artists used images from the popular media outlets to create their own statements to criticize consumer culture in the manner of Andy Warhol.
He hired intellectuals and idealists hired to Shining Path at the San Cristobal de Huamanga National University in Ayacucho.
Peruvian author Claudia Salazar Jimenez's debut novel examines the turbulent mid-1970s during the Shining Path conflict in Peru.
However, the pace of reducing the crop's coverage in Peru slowed from previous years as the government held off on mandatory eradication in a remote Amazonian region known as the VRAEM, home to remnant band of Shining Path rebels.
This case study is relevant as Lima, the country's capital, experienced a dramatic increase in population while simultaneously confronting the brutal Shining Path insurgency.
He immerses himself in the territory he's been exploring since the late 1980s, when he first journeyed to Peru to interview imprisoned members of the Shining Path guerrilla movement.
Los Bomberos (The Little Firemen) follows young boys between the ages of 8 and 28 as they work as first responders along a treacherous stretch of road between Huanuco and Tingo Maria in the territory of the Shining Path, a notorious drug cartel that still haunts the region.