Legacy of Shining Path still haunts Peru

Nearly two decades after its founder was arrested, group is still involved in killings and drug-related violence.

Peru’s government is marking two decades since the arrest of Abimael Guzman, the founder of the Shining Path movement.

The former university professor led the leftist rebels during Peru’s brutal Maoist insurgency.

Even today, his legacy lives on, however, and is evident in a revival of its political arm Movedef, which has been organising in poor neighbourhoods and recruiting the young through university clubs.

Many say the group no longer believes in Guzman’s ideas, as it has been involved in an ongoing spate of killings, kidnappings and drug-related violence.

Al Jazeera’s Gerald Tan reports.

Source: Al Jazeera