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Peru Holds Senior Rebel Leader

Peru’s anti-terrorism police have confirmed the capture of the second highest ranking member of the left-wing guerrilla group, the Shining Path. Florentino Cerron Cardozo was captured on Saturday – along with his wife – in the highland city of Huancayo in the south-east of the country. His capture follows a spate of attacks by the Shining Path, including the recent kidnap of 71 people at an isolated mountain field camp. According to the Peruvian authorities, Florentino Cerron was the head of the Shining Path’s Central Regional Committee. Also known as Marcelo, Carlos, Julio and Raul, he is accused of being responsible for 122 murders, 92 “subversive attacks” and a further 91 armed incidents. Full Story

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