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Propaganda Saluting International Worker's Day

May 3.  Huachipa (Lima)  Propaganda teams of the Communist Party of Peru
(PCP), carried out several hours of intense activity distributing leaflets
in the central zones of this town.  The propaganda was addressed to the
International Day of the Proletariat and in Commemoration of the 16
Anniversary of the initiation of the armed struggle.


The text of the PCP leaflets stresses the achievements of the People's War
and reaffirms the strenghtening of the strategic equilibrium in the
revolution.  In its leaflet, once again the PCP defends the moral and
revolutionary integrity of Chairman Gonzalo, and denounces as "capitulators,
traffickers, and turncoats of the revolution all those who in Peru or abroad
are conciliating with the "peace agreement" police fraud".

Guerillas Engage in Combat with Military Garrison of the North Peruvian Oil

May 5.  San Jose de Saramuro.  A guerilla unit attacked with high powered
rifles a military garrison installed in the zone.  The violent and
demolishing attack was carried out from the right bank of the Maranhon
River.  The army suffered casualties amounting to 3 dead and 6 wounded.
Oficially the regime gave no account of these casualties alleging that the
army had only had "one wounded soldier".  This military garrison has among
its aims to garrison the installations of the Northern Peru Oil Pipeline
which actually begins at the place of combat.

Municipal Councillor Executed in Cachicoto.  Huanuco.  A guerilla column
occupied Cachicoto and organised a popular trial of one of the municipal
councillors of that town. The councillor stood accussed of crimes against
several peasants and of collaborating with the armed forces and paramilitary
groups.  The municipal officer was condemned to death in a verdict
sanctioned and supported by the population.

Guerilla Squad Seizes Weapons

May 8.  San Luis District, Lima. A special detachment of Maoist guerillas
led by a woman combatant took over a well known Lima concern dedicated to
the production of frozen foods.  The aim of this action was to confiscate
fire arms. During the operation one of the paramilitary security guards
guarding the plant was mortally wounded while resisting the handing over of
his weapon.

Oppressive Functionary Eliminated

May 15.  Aucayacu (Tingo Maria)  The President of an Agro-Industrial
Cooperative, Jose Viena Trujillo was executed by a rebel squad. Jose Viena
was well known for his oppressive attitude against the rank and file members
of the Cooperative. The workres had accussed him of illicit appropiation and
refusing to pay just wages.  Moreover, he was accussed of being a "loyal
cur" of the represive forces of the area.

Two Paramilitary (Ronderos) Executed

May 16.  Angashyacu (Tingo Maria).  Two members of the paramilitary "self
defence" forces of the zone were executed by the Maoist guerillas.  This
execution was carried out following the seizure of the Angashyacu by a large
rebel column.  The violent attack resulted in the defeat and surrender of
the paramilitary unit commanded by these two individuals which had its
headquarters in the centre of that jungle area township.

Demolishing Blow Against Shell-Mobil

May 16. Lima.  A specialised unit of the People's Liberation Army bombed the
installations of Anglo-Dutch concern Shell-Mobil.  The explosive charge
directed against this oil company consisted of 50 kilograms of Dynamite.
The Volkswagen car used in the operation was taken the same day in Zarate
district.  The explosion afected 10,000 square meters and left heavy
material losses in the Shell-Mobil complex.  This guerilla attack took place
only hours after Shell-Mobil and the quisling Fujimori regime signed a
contract granting this transnational rights of explotation over the Gas of
Camisea for 40 years.  In this way, the Maoist guerillas gave a telling
reply to the regime's policy of giving away all national resources to
foreign powers.

Thousands of Red Flags for the Anniversary

May 17.  Lima.  The red flag with the hammer and sickle flew high in many
areas of the Peruvian capital. Some of this places were:  On San Cristobal
Hill overlooking the district of Rimac, along the course of the Avenue Los
Proceres, in Huaycen, Independencia, Nicolas Arriola Avenue, The Central
Highway and many others. In all those places thousands of shining red flags
were displayed by diffrent detachments of PCP activists who worked from the
early hours of the morning in the task of placing the communist emblems.
This general display of flags was part of the celebrations for the 16
Anniversary of the initiation of the armed struggle on May 17, 1980.

Municipal Building Dynamited.  May 18.  Lima.  A specialised squad of PCP
dynamited the building where the Directorship of Townships Of Metropolitan
Lima has its offices.  The powerful explosive charge detonated around
midnight and took the security guard and police detachment garrisoning the
building by surprise.

The Black Out of May

May 18-20.  Lima.  Several special detachments of the Maoist guerillas were
sent into action to blow up the principal towers carrying electrical fluid
in the capital and in various other zones of the country.  The successful
operation totally blacked out the greater part of the capital and immediate

The black out began at 1.15 am on May 18 and continued for the next two
days.  The Lima districts left in darkness were: San Martin de Porras,
Independencia, Jesus Maria, Callao, Miguel Grau. Mariscal Castilla,
Carabayllo, Puente de Piedra, Lurigancho and several other places.  The May
Black Out left the government breathless and clutching at straws by claiming
that the event was due to a "technical fault" in order to continue its
reality denying policy of playing down the People's War.


Translated and Published in Internet by

Committee Sol Peru - London

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