Showing posts with label Peru. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Peru. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Abimael Guzmán, leader of Peru's Shining Path, dies at 86

Abimael Guzmán, the historic leader of the Shining Path, died on Saturday at the age of 86 in Peru while serving a life sentence in the maximum security prison of the Callao Naval Base.

Also known by the name "comrade Gonzalo," Guzmán died due to a generalized infection at the Naval Hospital, where he was being treated for deterioration in his health.

A former philosophy professor, he had been serving a life sentence for terrorism and treason since 1992. In 1969 Abimael Guzmán and 11 others founded the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso in Spanish), a guerrilla group of Maoist influences which tried to lead a "people's war" to overthrow Peru's bourgeois democracy. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Peruvian Communist Party leader Flor de María Gonzáles Uriola died

According to statement issued by the Central Committee Peruvian Communist Party (Partido Comunista Peruano), the Party's General Secretary Flor de María Gonzáles Uriola died on 25th November 2018 at Guillermo Almenara hospital in Lima. She was 68 years old.

The "Red Flor", as she was known among her comrades, was a congresswoman for the "Broad Front" coalition (Frente Amplio) in which the Peruvian CP participates.