Shining Path Terrorist Organizations // Shining Path

Jose Carlos Mariategui founded the Communist Party of Peru in 1928. It was originally known as the Socialist Party and the party participated in Lenin's Third International. After 1959, a split occurred between Maoists and Marxists within the party. Former professor Abimael Guzman founded Sendero Luminoso in 1970 as a Maoist offshoot of the Peruvian Communist Party. Guzman's revolutionary Marxist teachings provided an ideological foundation for the group. The SL did not begin its armed...


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