Peru Overview Nations // South America

OVERVIEW The Republic of Peru is bordered north by Ecuador and Colombia, east by Brazil and Bolivia, south by Chile and west by the Pacific Ocean. For many years, Peru's primary military threat was the presence of the Sendero Luminoso (or Shining Path) and the Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Amaru (MRTA). Both groups sought to overthrow of the government and waged a low-level war against government troops in the capital and countryside. Although the Shining Path's effectiveness...


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