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Abimael Guzmán

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Abimael Guzmán
Portrait of Guzmán
Leader of the Shining Path
In office
1960s – 12 September 1992
Succeeded byÓscar Ramírez
Personal details
Manuel Rubén Abimael Guzmán Reinoso

(1934-12-03)3 December 1934
Mollendo, Peru
Died11 September 2021(2021-09-11) (aged 86)
Callao, Peru
Political partyCommunist Party of Peru – Shining Path
(m. 1964; died 1988)
(m. 2010)

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.

In July 2021, Guzmán was hospitalized after refusing to eat.[1] He died on 11 September 2021 in Callao, Peru at the age of 86.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Arango, Melissa Barrenechea (11 September 2021). "Murió Abimael Guzmán, cabecilla del grupo terrorista Sendero Luminoso". RPP (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 11 September 2021. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  2. "Abimael Gumzan, founder of Peruvian rebel group Shining Path, dies". Reuters. 11 September 2021. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  3. "Murió Abimael Guzmán, cabecilla de la organización terrorista Sendero Luminoso". elperuano.pe (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-09-11.