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.
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.
The slaves were being held by the Shining Path group who kept them to "work in fields and procreate" in the Andes valley.
The EU list still includes organizations such as Lebanon's Hezbollah militia, Kurdish rebel group Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Colombia's FARC and Peru's Shining Path.
By 1990, a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organisation called Sendero Luminoso, or Shining Path, had seized control of most of my home country, Peru, where I served as the president's principal adviser.
As proof of McRaven's bid for a "global network," Hagel cited special forces who had recently delivered humanitarian aid in the Philippines, assisted Peruvian forces in targeting senior figures of the Shining Path rebels and advised Eastern European allies facing a resurgent Russia.
Faces of Tradition introduces readers to survivors of poverty, a callous hacienda (plantation) system, and the brutal Shining Path rebellion.
surveys Peru, a land gradually recovering from the murderous depredations of the Shining Path terrorist organization.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A court in Peru sentenced the last of the original leaders of the Shining Path rebels to life in prison.
Threat from the Shining Path group, modernization, border disputes, peacekeeping and an arms race with neighboring countries to drive defense expenditure in the forecast period 2.
Though it did not mention a motive for potential kidnappings, the warning was widely interpreted as linked to Peru's renewed attempt to crack down on coca growing in a slew of jungle valleys known as the VRAEM controlled by a remnant band of Maoist Shining Path rebels.