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Peru’s Shining Path Founder Faces Retrial

Peru will confront a frightening chapter of its history on Monday when it once again attempts to retry the imprisoned Shining Path leader whose messianic communist vision inspired a 12-year rebellion that left almost 70,000 people dead. A secret military tribunal sentenced Abimael Guzman to life in prison in 1992, but Peru’s top court ruled the trial unconstitutional two years ago. A retrial last year ended in a chaotic mistrial after Guzman and his supporters chanted communist slogans and two of three judges stepped down. Full Story

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