Fujimori's Trophy

Peru's President locks Shining Path's Guzman away for life

LIKE A BIG-GAME HUNTER DISPLAYING HIS PRIZE catch, Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori paraded Shining Path leader Abimael Guzman Reynoso before the people. Guzman, wearing prison pinstripes and surrounded by hooded guards, was placed in a cage aboard a gunboat and transferred from his island prison to a maximum-security windowless cell at a navy base on the mainland. Fujimori staged the media event to draw attention to the successes of his war on terrorism and to justify his "government of emergency" declared a year ago. The boasting did not go unanswered. In a violent response, Shining Path guerrillas set off bombs in...

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