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Resilient wars: Shining Path after its defeat

Center for Latin American Studies and the Hoover Institution
Resilient wars: Shining Path after its defeat
Gustavo Gorriti
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row
Gustavo A. Gorriti is a Peruvian journalist known for his work on political violence, corruption, organized crime, and drug trafficking since 1981.  Gorriti has been chief editor of Caretas, associate director of La Prensa of Panama, and co-director of La República. He is currently director of IDL-Reporteros. Gorriti has also been a correspondent and collaborator of several international publications, including the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. His awards include a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University; the Maria Moors Cabot Prize of Columbia University; and the International Press Freedom Award of the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists.
The 1992 capture of Abimael Guzman or Presidente Gonzalo, the Shining Path’s maximum leader, ended the uprising that had prompted the death of at least 70,000 people and the displacement of hundreds of thousands across Peru. Yet pockets of Shining Path guerrillas remain and Peruvians continue to debate about what to do with insurgents released from jail and how to understand the brutal conflict. An award-winning journalist who covered the Shining Path as well as the movement’s ties to drug trafficking, Gustavo Gorriti will examine Peru and the Shining Path since 1992.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016. 12:00PM


Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row


Center for Latin American Studies, Hoover Institution


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