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Tupac Amaru (MRTA) occupation of Japanese embassy

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A Challenge From Peru's Robin Hood
By Chihiro Ito, Special to Asahi Evening News, 20 December 1996. A response to western style neoliberalism from its victims.
Latin American Left Blames Fujimori For Lima Drama.
From Reuters news agency. 21 December 1996. Differing left reactions, including the response of Cuba.
How Long Will The Residence Stay Occupied?
Interview With Isaac Velazco, European Representative of The Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA), on 24 December 1996.
Poverty & Opression Underlie Peru Crisis.
Daring rebel action catches Fujimori regime by surprise. By Monica Ruiz, in the Jan. 2, 1997 issue of Workers World newspaper. An overview of what is characterized as a valient action.
CNN Interview With Alberto Fujimori.
Transcript of CNN's Lucia Newman's interview with Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori on 8 January 1997.
Letter from Lima re MRTA.
13 January 1997. A critical left assessment.
MRTA Communique #6.
By Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Amaru (MRTA), 16 January 1997.
The hostage crisis in Lima.
By Poder Obrero <>, 22 January 1997. The Poder Obrero, Lima, offers what appears to be a Trotskyite perspective.
Peruvian Politics Beyond The Raids
By Jo-Marie Burt, Newsday, Sunday Focus. 27 April, 1997. From beginning to end, the affair reflects the malaise of the Fujimori government.
Peru Massacre: U.S. Backs Fujimori's Terror Attack on MRTA.
By Monica Ruiz, in Workers World, 1 May 1997. An assessment of the defeat of the occupation on 22 April.
After the Bloodbath, the Truth is Revealed.
Washington's Hidden Role in the Peru Massacre. By John Catalinotto, in the Workers World, 8 May 1997. The US government's role in what it characterizes as an anti-terrorist actino.
Fujimori's Miners?
By Aaron <aaron@BURN.UCSD.EDU>, 23 May 1997. The issue of the extent of working class solidatiry with the takeover.

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