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One of Peru's most distinguished journalists, Gustavo Gorriti first covered the Shining Path movement for the leading Peruvian newsweekly, Caretas. Currently, he is deputy editor of Panama's La Prensa. For more information about Gustavo Gorriti, visit the Author Page. Gorriti skillfully relates the story of Sendero members, victims, and targets, weaving together a coherent description of the movement that challenged the survival of Peru as a nation.
Strongly recommended to general readers, Latin American and Peruvian specialists, and students of revolutionary strategy. Provides a brilliant indictment of the ineffective and corrupt police and intelligence services.
Permissions Information. Subsidiary Rights Information. Media Inquiries. Military History. Home Close. View Inside. First published in Peru in , The Shining Path was immediately hailed as one of the finest works on the insurgency that plagued that nation for over fifteen years. A richly detailed and absorbing account, it covers the dramatic years between the guerrillas' opening attack in and President Fernando Belaunde's reluctant decision to send in the military to contain the growing rebellion in late Covering the strategy, actions, successes, and setbacks of both the government and the rebels, the book shows how the tightly organized insurgency forced itself upon an unwilling society just after the transition from an authoritarian to a democratic regime.
In , the European Journalism Centre described him as having "been awarded more prizes than probably any other Peruvian journalist". Gorriti first gained fame as a journalist in the s reporting on Peru's internal conflicts between the government and terrorist groups such as the Shining Path. While working for the weekly Caretas in , he reported links between the government and narcotics traffickers, particularly implicating Vladimiro Montesinos , President Alberto Fujimori 's "strong man". Gorriti's wife, who had been present for the kidnapping, followed a plan that the pair had previously arranged, calling international press NGOs as well as the US government.
The Shining Path
Sendero. Historia de la guerra milenaria en el Perú