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Abimael Guzman, leader of Shining Path terrorist group in Peru, dies at 86

At first, Peruvian officials paid little attention to the movement, which began with the takeover of town halls in rural areas, bombings at polling stations and assassinations of local leaders. In 1981, the Shining Path guerrillas had extended their reach as far as the capital Lima, announcing their arrival in a particularly gruesome way: by hanging the carcasses of dozens of dead dogs from lampposts, as a warning to “capitalist dogs.” and to all those who did not want to follow the doctrinaire ideas of M. Guzmán.

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