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Reckoning with the Shining Path and its Legacy in Peru

April 23, 2019

This article is adapted from AQ’s latest issue on China and Latin America

On the evening of May 17, 1980, five masked men entered the village clerk’s office in Chuschi, Peru, tied up the clerk, and set fire to a stack of paper ballots intended for the next day’s election. Peru was about to vote in its first presidential contest after 12 years of military rule. But nearly four...

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