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Peru Indians seek to avenge man's death at hands of Shining Path

Indians from one of Peru’s largest tribes, the Ashaninka, on Sunday said they intend to avenge the death of one of their members who was killed last week in a shootout with the Shining Path guerrillas in the jungle of Junin province. Ashaninka leader Lucas Lopez told the newspaper Ojo that his people are prepared to confront the Shining Path, which has infiltrated into the heavy jungle around the Ene River. “This isn’t the end of it: we intend to seek revenge,” said Lopez, upon being asked about the death of tribe member Martin Sandoval, one of a group of patrolmen, called “ronderos,” in charge of protecting the community. The Maoist Shining Path ambushed a group of the Indian lookouts while it was patrolling a nearby area of virgin forest. Full Story

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