For the last few years the Peruvian government has declared that the Communist Party of
(known as Shining Path) was defeated. Actually they tend to use the word
exterminate. And since they believed they had won, they decided to declare war
on anyone who has sympathies for the CPC (Shining Path) or its former leader,
Chairman Gonzalo (AKA Abimael Guzmán). Peru
Last year I posted an article; Peru and the US are threatened by ideas—such as by Maoism and Gonzaloism, which explained the vicious attacks on free speech by the Peruvian government as well as attempts to change Peruvian law to make suppression of free speech legal.
Now it appears, from these two articles, that the government was wrong and had to "eat crow." Not only are the guerrillas still active, there are also a few Maoist groups keeping their ideas alive in
. The Peru People's
Movement is continuing to support the
"people's war" and it may actually be much larger than the guerrilla
army itself. Peru
There is also the MOVADEF (Movimiento Por Amnistia Y Derechos Fundamentales/Movements for Amnesty and Fundamental Rights) which is trying to become as legal Maoist Party. The government has tried to destroy this group, but has not been successful yet.
Here are two reports:
From the BBC:
6 August 2015
"We cannot say this terrorist group has been exterminated," said Defence Minister Jakke Valakivi. "It is much weakened, of course, but it continues to operate."
Counter-terror chief Jose Baella said the left-wing rebels still have some 350 members, and 80 fighters.
Shining Path guerillas waged a bloody insurgency in
from 1980. Peru
When the then-leader, known as Comrade Artemio, was captured in 2012, President Ollanta Humala declared the army's mission against the Shining Path accomplished.
For the rest, including ridiculous accusations that the PCP has "enslaved people" click here.
A Google translation:
According to sources in the capital press one end of the government army was killed and three soldiers wounded when, about noon, was attacked based Mazángaro, department of Junin, a guerrilla column.
The soldiers were ready to receive supplies from a helicopter, abort tube and also, witnesses say he was shot by the guerrillas, but managed to return to base.
The press speculates on whether this attack is a response to the kidnapping of people, children, women and elderly people living in the guerrilla zone by the government army last July.
A comment from DAZIBAO ROJO:(originally in Portuguese)
The press itself at the service of the State, acknowledged that some of these people were being rescued for the second time, proof that they were there of their own accord.
In, fact, so It is a kidnapping done by the state itself, the masses of support bases, many probably families of militants.