PERU: ARMY DESERTORS JOIN THE PCP.

Luis Quispe lquispe at blythe.org
Mon Apr 29 21:27:14 MDT 1996


NINE SOLDIERS DESERTED FROM THE ARMY AND ENROLLED IN THE PCP.

HUANUCO. On April 13th, 1996, nine soldiers of the reactionary
Armed Forces, deserted loaded with explosives and several
weapons, and requested their enrollment in the PCP led People's
Army of Liberation. The desertion occurred in the Andean locality
of Uco, in the border of the departments of Ancash and Huanuco.
(Expreso, April 16, 96)
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ALTO HUALLAGA. HEAD OF PARAMILITARY DEATH SQUAD EXECUTED. On
April 5th, 96, at 10:30 PM, Julio del Castillo Rodriguez, a
ruthless head of the Army run paramilitary organization in the
locality of Naranjillo (Comite of Self-Defense or Rondas), was
executed. As a result, all authorities appointed by Fujimori
resigned and fled in terror (La Republica, April 10, 1996)
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LAMBAYEQUE: PCP SEIZED THE CITY OF OLMOS. On April 7th, 1996, the
PCP led People's Army of Liberation (EPL) defeated the
reactionary army of Fujimori and the local paramilitary, and took
control of the locality of Capilla Torres. The people cheered the
approximately 50 guerrillas, made up of young men and women who
entered the city, singing the Communist International and
shouting revolutionary slogans such as, "Viva el President
Gonzalo", "Prepare the Strategic Offensive", "Down with the
Genocidal Dictatorship of Fujimori." The health center run by the
police was seized, and several government businesses were
confiscated. The community organized a support rally. Two heads
of the local paramilitary Rondas, who committed crimes on behalf
of the army, were captured and put in trial by the community.
After long deliberations, both of the paramilitary heads were
executed. Several youngsters voluntarily joined the Maoist
guerrillas        [La Republica, April 8, 1996]
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PCP FIGHTERS FREED 8 PRISONERS OF WAR. On December 7, 1995, a
People's Army (EPL) column led by the Communist Party of Peru
(PCP) conducted a lightening blitzkrieg-style military operation
and liberated eight (8) prisoners of war. The commando action
destroyed a military convoy in the Central Highway (between
Huanuco and Pasco); two tanks and several armored carriers were
destroyed; most of the 30 soldiers in the convoy were
annihilated; the few survivors surrendered and asked for mercy;
the EPL released them after the soldiers gave up their weapons,
ammunition and communication equipment. In another action
(December 16), and EPL mobile column attacked the Army's special
forces anti-subversive Battalion No. 313 in San Martin's Nuevo
Progreso district. The initial attack was a typical Maoist
military operation of "quick decision" causing 12 casualties and
10 seriously wounded in the battalion front patrol. Battalion
No.313 retreated attempting a safe escape, but the EPL followed
with rapid persecution-wipe out tactics for two hours; only 18
special forces specialists survived.
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STATE OF EMERGENCY IS EXPANDED COUNTRYWIDE. Because of the bold
advances of the People's War led by the PCP, the regime expanded
the state of emergency in two departments, 10 provinces and 3
districts.  The provinces of Oxapampa (Department of Pasco),
Satipo and Chanchamayo (Department of Junin), Castrovirreyna and
Huaytara (Huancavelica),  Humanga, Cangallo and La Mar
(Department of Acacia), the districts of Quinbiri and Pichari in
the Province of La Convention (Department of Cask.) Also the
entire Department of Huanuco (except minor areas), the entire
Department of San Martin, the district of Yurimaguas in the
Department of Loreto, and lastly the provinces of Andahuaylas and
Chincheros in the Department of Apurimac, are under military
curfews and the total suspension of constitutional rights (El
Mundo, April 4, 1996.)
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FASCIST REGIME VIOLATES ITS CONSTITUTION. The Kangaroo Congress
passed a law modifying the Citizens Participation Law that
authorizes holding referendums in cases of national interest,
such as the privatization of strategic industries. This is one
more hallmark of a tyranny that does not even respect its own
laws given by decree. Previously, this run away pseudo-Congress
(a formality of the dictatorship) passed the Law of Impunity and
the Cantuta Law.
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FASCIST MAYOR ALBERTO ANDRADE MASSACRES MUNICIPAL WORKERS

On April 1st, 96, workers of the Lima municipality began an
indefinite strike, in protest of the firing of hundreds of
workers. A week later on April 9th, the despot Mayor discontinued
to payment of wages and health benefits to the workers' families.
On April 11th, nine (9) leaders of the Workers Municipal Union
(SITRAMUN) were fired and harassed by SIN in their homes
(Gestion, El Mundo, April 4, 1996.) Meanwhile, the Association of
Street Venders of Lima (Central Unica de Trabajadores Ambulantes)
carried out a large mobilization of more than 30,000 street
vendors against the Fujimori regime and his fascist Mayor. The
PCP, always ingrained in the masses, has distributed a leaflet
warning these little henchmen of the Dictatorship such as Alberto
Andrade to respect the rights of the workers, otherwise the
people have the right to carry out revolutionary justice.
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FUJIMORI'S "PROSPERITY": A NATION OF CHOLERA AND TUBERCULOSIS.

Estimates of the Pan-American Health Organization indicates that
TB infection was the cause for the death of 75,000 people in
Latin America in 1995. The same year 400,000 people were infected
through repiratory pathways. Most of the affected are in the
range of 25-45 years. 50% of the cases occurred in Peru, Mexico
and Brazil. Peru has the highest rate (208.3 per 100,000 people).
Since the 1990s, Peru occupies the second place in Latin America
(after Brazil) [El Comercio, March 25, 1996]
Note. The poor neighborhoods in Lima (Shantytowns), the Andean
communities, and the populations located in the jungle areas are
the most affected. However, the prison population is the highest
with above 85% infected with the TB virus, in this category are
near to 7,500 political prisoners and prisoners of war in the
concentration camps of Cantogrande (Lima), Cachiche (Ica),
Lurigancho (Lima), and Yanamayo (Puno) who are being blatantly
exterminated by the fascist regime. It is time to voice your
protest by contacting the State Department and the Peruvian
Embassy in Washington. Needless to say, the hypocritical Human
Rights Groups "Amnesty International" and "Rights Watch" who in
the case of 7,500 Peruvian political prisoners, mantain a coward
silence.
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