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The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 5)

This is a paper I wrote for one of the two courses taken during the Journey to Peru program of summer 2016.   The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 5)   In response to much of the Shining Path’s destruction, the president of Peru at the time, Alberto Fujimori, created a… Read more →

The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 4)

This is a paper I wrote for one of the two courses taken during the Journey to Peru program of summer 2016.   The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 4)   As time passed, the ideology of the Shining Path changed a bit under the control of Guzmán, and it continued… Read more →

The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 3)

This is a paper I wrote for one of the two courses taken during the Journey to Peru program of summer 2016.   The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 3)   The Peruvian government underestimated the power and influence of the Shining Path. The Path did not seem to have the… Read more →

The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 2)

This is a paper I wrote for one of the two courses taken during the Journey to Peru program of summer 2016.   The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 2)   After several years, the Shining Path’s ideologies lost popularity with university students, so its leadership decided to move on to… Read more →

The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 1)

This is a paper I wrote for one of the two courses taken during the Journey to Peru program of summer 2016.   The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 1)   According to government professor Ami Pedahzur and attorney Leonard Weinberg, “there are a number of different circumstances which may lead… Read more →

The Coast of Peru

My last post encompassed the general happenings of my plane ride and first night in Peru, but there is so much to say and discuss about the trip in its entirety. Our group spent time in the three regions of Peru: the coast, the mountains, and the jungle, so I’ll discuss each region in a separate post. ──────────── THE COAST… Read more →

The First Day in Peru

──────────── After a seven-hour plane ride and then hours on a bus, all nineteen of us made it to our host homes at approximately 2:00 in the morning. I was excited to finally be in Peru, and I remember feeling both anxious and thrilled upon arrival, as I had never been outside of the United States before. The bus ride… Read more →

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