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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.