Shining Path Movement July 22nd 2005 Sorry if this is a little broken up, but I´m just going by my notes from the lecture:
Between 1980-2000: 69,000 people were killed in the Ayacucho Highlands by both the Shining Path Movement and the military.
The ones who lived, did so by fleeing the country.
Recently the older people are coming back, but all the younger people have found better lives elsewhere and prefer not to come bac ... read more
South America » Peru » Ayacucho Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more