End of A Myth

Peruvian police capture the hemisphere's deadliest rebel movement

PLAINCLOTHES ANTITERRORIST POLICE HAD BEEN tracking the movements of a lithe young couple in their middle-class home in a Lima suburb for weeks, suspecting that they were members of Peru's Maoist Shining Path guerrilla movement. Their huge purchases of food, liquor and clothing in sizes much too large for themselves suggested that they had company in the house. Butts of Winston cigarettes in the trash led the detectives to believe that the guest might be none other than the group's elusive and ruthless founder, Abimael Guzman, who went underground in the late 1970s. When the cops finally stormed the house, they...

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