|Leader of the Shining Path|
1960s – 12 September 1992
|Succeeded by||Óscar Ramírez|
Manuel Rubén Abimael Guzmán Reinoso
3 December 1934
|Died||11 September 2021 (aged 86)|
|Political party||Communist Party of Peru – Shining Path|
Manuel Rubén Abimael Guzmán Reinoso (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈnwel ruˈβen aβimaˈel ɡusˈman rejˈnoso]; 3 December 1934 − 11 September 2021), also known by his nom de guerre Chairman Gonzalo (Spanish: Presidente Gonzalo), was a Peruvian Maoist leader.
He founded the Communist Party of Peru – Shining Path in 1969. He led a terrorist campaign against the Peruvian government until he was arrested in September 1992. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for terrorism and treason.
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- Arango, Melissa Barrenechea (11 September 2021). "Murió Abimael Guzmán, cabecilla del grupo terrorista Sendero Luminoso". RPP (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 September 2021.
- "Abimael Gumzan, founder of Peruvian rebel group Shining Path, dies". Reuters. 11 September 2021. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
- "Murió Abimael Guzmán, cabecilla de la organización terrorista Sendero Luminoso". elperuano.pe (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-09-11.