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History of Peru

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Local NGOs in Peru Devise an Alternative Anti-Poverty Program
By Jo-Marie Burt, in NACLA Report on the Americas, May/June, 1996. Plans to recover from the social consequences of Fujimori's imposition of structural adjustment.
The Two Faces of Fujimori's Rural Policy
By Nelson Manrique, in NACLA Report on the Americas, July/August, 1996. The consequences of Fujimori's neoliberal restructuring of the agricultural sector after 1992.
Peru's new conquistadors: Pizarro's toxic trail
By Pratap Chatterjee, in Covert Action Quarterly, 25 March, 1997. History of Peru's modern economy in terms of foreign economic exploitation.


Rail workers on hunger strike
Workers World, 13 April, 1995. Brief report of state rail worker strike that began on March 14 to protest police repression and wage freeze.


  Documents for MRTA occupation of Japanese embassy
The Peruvian Narco-State
From El Dario Internacional, November, 1994.
In Peru, Power grows out of the barrel of a gun; El Poder Nace del Fusil, cruda realidad
New Flag/ La Nueva Bandera. 3 January, 1995. A defense and description of the Peruvian Communist Party (PCP).
Peruvian dictator reelected, evidence of fraud abounds
By Jose Palacios, in People's Weekly World, 15 April, 1995. Alberto Fujimori soundly defeats Javier Perez de Cuellar, but election felt to be fraudulent.
The war's aftermath: Bad news for the Alto Maranon
From Peru Oil News, 23 July 1995. Oil development by YPF likely to do greater damage to the Aguaruna and Huambisa than the Peru-Ecuador border dispute.
Deciphering The Enigmas of Alberto Fujimori
By Guillermo Rochabrun, in NACLA Report on the Americas, July/August, 1996. Also appended is the article, The De Facto Powers behind Fujimori's Regime by G. Rochabrun.
Shining Path in the 21st Century: Actors in Search of a New Script
By Carlos Reyna Izaguirre, in NACLA Report on the Americas, July/August, 1996. In 1980, Abimael Guzman, leader of the Communist Party of Peru, the Shining Path, opened a period of costly people's war that ended in 1993 with a negotiated peace that split the Shining Path and raised the question of its future role.


Peru's Blacks Increasingly Discontent With Decorative Role
By Calvin Sims, in New York Times, 17 August, 1996.
"The other half of the sky." Women in the revolution led by the Communist Party of Peru
An interview from Committee Sol Peru, 7 August, 1997. Main focus of this article is on party activities.

Culture and telecommunications

Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo
By George Lambie. 22 February, 1995.
Shining Path wages flame war
By Simon Strong, Finanial Times, London, May 13, 1996. A web page gives the Communist Party of Peru an international presence, but also proves devisive.

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