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Before the Shining PathPolitics in Rural Ayacucho, 1895–1980$
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Jaymie Heilman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804770941

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804770941.001.0001

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Abandoned Again

Abandoned Again

1978 Onward

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(p.173) Chapter Seven Abandoned Again
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Before the Shining Path
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804770941.003.0008

This chapter examines the re-emergence of the politics of abandon in Ayacucho, Peru, in 1978. It suggests that General Juan Velasco Alvarado's ouster and the military government's decision to transition Peru back to civilian government marked the resumption of the politics of abandon for Carhuanca. It explains that departmental and national authorities decided to concede to the increasingly dire protests of citizens in Carhuanca and other eastern Cangallo districts during the remaining years of the 1970s. This chapter also discusses the involvement of locals with the Shining Path and the civil war waged by the party which ended with the capture of its leader Abimael Guzmán in 1992.

Keywords:   politics of abandon, Ayacucho, Peru, Juan Velasco Alvarado, Carhuanca, Shining Path, Abimael Guzmán, civil war

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