Blows to Imperialism & Reaction.

Luis Quispe lquispe at
Wed May 15 17:29:13 MDT 1996

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                  NEWSBRIEFS ON PERU
                   Nov. 95-April 96

PUNO. On November 28, 1995, the people of Huancane carried out a
strike and general mobilization of peasants and workers grouped in
a Defense Front. At least 200 people took over the police station
after the military surrendered (others fled in panic.) The people
burned the police station and the home of Fujimori's fraudulently
elected Mayor Francisco Aracayo. Six policeman and 6 peasants were
critically wounded. [El Comercio, November 29, 1995]
PATAZ. On December 12, 95, a contingent of PCP combatants with the
support of the population took over the Andean towns of Patramarca
and Huancaspata in the province of Pataz, Department of La
Libertad. The police station was overrun and one paramilitary was
wounded. The Vice-Mayor was captured and subsequently released.
[El Comercio, December 12, 1995]
AYACUCHO. On December 12, 1995, at 8:30 PM, a bomb exploited in the
city market "Mercadillo de San Sebastian" in the city of Huamanga,
the capital of Ayacucho. The same day an intense guerrilla activity
took place was near Vizcatan and was reported by the reactionary
Army. The People's Army was engaged in violent military clashes
against four military patrols led by an officer named "Mascaro."
In the past, the regime has speculated that "Feliciano" [whom they
allege leads the PCP] was operating out of the People's Committee
of Vizcatan. [Expreso, April 12, 1995]
TACNA. On December 12, 95, Maoist guerrilla activity was reported
in the city of Tacna in the Southern border with Chile. As usual,
the regime claimed to have captured Maoists, but could not provide
evidence. [Expreso, December 12, 1995.]
LIMA. November 22, 95. During a presentation at the Pacification
and Human Rights Committee of Fujimori's Kangaroo Congress,
Interior Minister General Juan Briones acknowledged that 300 police
stations nationwide were seized by the PCP and are now being
reinstalled. He promised that "the Army will allow the Red Cross to
receive denunciation on tortures and human rights abuses...He also
promised monthly reports on the fight against subversion and
narcotrafficking as well as the sanctions against the military
involved in drug trafficking."  [Gestion, El Comercio, El Peruano,
November 23, 1995]
Note. The above reveals 2 important aspects of the war: 1) the
success of the mobile guerrilla warfare in which the PCP was able
to overrun 300 police stations with the consequent take over of
cities and towns nationwide, 2) the fact that no independent
observer on the Army conduct in counterinsurgency activities
exists. No Human Rights group, including the Red Cross have access
to monitor the war zones, therefore, all reports that they receive
are from an "official source" which every body knows is one of the
belligerants in the People's War.
1996, the offices of Empresa "Luz del Sur" were smashed by a PCP
contingent in the district of Villa Maria del Triunfo. A large
float of buses and trucks of this company are been used to
transport troops and paramilitary of the reactionary army in
Central and Southern Peru (El Comercio, El Mundo, January 5, 1996)
FIGHT AMONG NARCO GENERALS. Fernando Rospigliosi (Jan. 21, 96.
Caretas 1395) stated that under pressure from the US Embassy, the
Peruvian Armed Forces will withdraw from the "war against drugs."
Currently there are many Generals involved in narcotrafficking and
some were already indicted. Rospigliosi acknowledges the fact that
in 1989, the PCP took over the police station and the city Uchiza,
after killing in combat and capturing most of its police. It was
surprising for the reactionaries to see how the entire population
supported the actions of the guerrilla against a hated military.
Afterwards, the Armed forces replaced the police in the "fight
against drugs" which led to its deep involvement in the drug
business. In 1995, the new police station of New Progreso was again
overrun by the Maoists. The regime has seen how the people openly
supported the rebels and criticized the corrupt and abusive
military. The change of the Army by the police in the "war against
drugs" is irrelevant. The drug barons have deeply corrupted the
military and police forces at all levels since 1989 when they
entered the Huallaga Valley, especially during the military coup of
1992, when the Army in alliance with the drug cartels was fighting
against the Maoist guerrillas. Several military officers denounced
their superiors for cooperating openly with Colombian and Peruvian
drug firms. Also, drug barons such as Abelardo Cachiche and
peasants in the region have denounced the military for transporting
cocaine in military aircraft. "Cachiche" and exiled Army officials
Castillo and Valdivieso have testified that the government's
allegations of a purpotedly "PCP involvement in drugs" were untrue.
Traditionally, the Peruvian military (Army, Navy and Air Force) has
been very effective in murdering unarmed civilians and hundreds of
political prisoners (Cantogrande, El Fronton, Lurigancho, etc.) ,
but coward in fighting the PCP's People's Army who are defeating
the reactionary Army through a mobile guerrilla warfare in the
entire country, or the Ecuadorian Army, that has soundly defeated
the Peruvian genocidal Army during the last conflict in the
Northern border.

Journalist Mirko Lauer (Resumen Semanal Dec 29, 95) reported on a
major rift between the Army and the police has emerged. They are
competing for the control of the Huallaga Valley which means a
multimillion dollar drug business. The USDEA funds a police program
called "Dirandro." The conflict between these two corrupt and
criminal institutions has become public.  The Army intelligence
service released a video to a local channel "America TV" showing
the top police brass trafficking in drugs and profiting from the
properties confiscated to the drug barons. The police responded by
conducting a show during the capture of the remnants of the MRTA
and Lori Berenson whose actions were harmless since they were under
surveillance for at least one year. Then, Fujimori congratulated
the police, appointed a CIA pawn general Ketin Vidal as its head.
At the same time announced that "no military is involved in drugs",
the military tribunal [made up by the same Army crooks] found 6 out
of the 11 generals implicated in the drug business, innocents. That
is the way the old state is crumbling along a raging People's War.
TOCACHE. At 10:30 AM, on January 17, 96, a contingent of the
People's Army of Liberation ambushed a military convoy in the
locality of Nuevo Progreso. At least 5 soldiers were wounded and
the rest of the convoy were captured. A large quantity of weapons
were seized. [Expreso, January 19, 1996]
SATIPO. The paramilitary base of Shiguaviric located on the bank of
the River Ene, was overrun by a Maoist contingent. Other clashes
between the military and the PCP were reported in the border of the
departments of Cusco and Ayacucho. [El Comercio, January 20, 1996]
SATIPO. At 5 AM on January 20, 96, more than 100 PCP combatants
with the support of the community took over the locality of Selva
Virgin in the district of Rio Tambo. The police station was
TOCACHE. At 10:30 AM, on February 8, 1996, at least 50 Maoist
guerrillas attacked with grenades and rockets the main Army patrol
of Tocache. During a clash of 40 minutes, thirteen soldiers and 2
paramilitary were killed in combat, 5 others were wounded in a
spectacular ambush in the Zone known as Cucaracha in the heart of
the Huallaga Valley. An Army Lieutenant Colonel, who was known as
a bloody tyrant and protector of narcotraffickers in the area, was
identified among the dead. The People's Army attacked from various
directions, most of the captured soldiers were released. The
guerrillas captured heavy weapons and at least 20 submachine guns.
The communique of the Armed Forces of Fujimori did not indicate any
casualties in the guerrilla forces. This attack occurred just after
one month and a half of the last guerrilla action on December 18,
95 in  the locality known as Victor Andres Belaunde in the district
of Nuevo Progreso. [Expreso, El Mundo, AFP, February 2, 96, most of
the newspapers, February 9, 1996.]
On February 8, the PCP contingent with the support of the community
expelled the military authorities from Angashyacu-Riofrio, 45 km.
North of Tingo Maria. In the main square, a trial was conducted by
the same population against the heads of Fujimori's paramilitary
Rondas with debts of blood and direct collaborators of the
government forces. Three of them were executed and a dozen were set
free. One of the executed was the manager of the Army run
cafeteria. All Military vehicles were burned. [El Comercio,
February 2, 96.]
SAN MARTIN. On February 20, 1996, PCP Maoist combatants executed in
combat a member of Dincote (political police) Jhony Yomona Guivin.
This clash occurred near the police base of Aguaytia on the main
highway of the province of Padre Abad (El Comercio, February 22,
96) On March 3rd, the armed forces and police violently clashed two
contingents of the PCP People's Army of Liberation. The guerrillas
ambushed 13 police and 20 soldiers. Both sides fought for 30
minutes in the localities of Tipishca and Rio Seco. One soldier was
severely wounded. On March 25th, 13 policemen clashed with a group
of guerrilla fighters in the area of Huaranguillo. The army stated
that no loses on both sides occurred. However, witnesses in nearby
communities said that several bodies were picked up from the battle
field by the military. (El Comercio March 25)
TOCACHE. On February 24, 1996, a violent clash between the PCP's
People's Army of Liberation and the reactionary armed forces of
Fujimori took place in the locality of Tipishca, district of Nuevo
Progreso. The guerrilla contingent withdrew from the center of
operations in an orderly manner. (El Comercio, February 27, 1996)
CAJAMARCA. On February 24, 1996, several guerrilla actions occurred
in the province of Celendin and the province of Santa in Chimbote
in Northern Peru. At least a dozen government buildings and police
stations were smashed. (El Comercio, February 25, 1996)
LIMA. On March 28, 1996, the pro-government paper El Mundo reported
that there was evidence that the PCP's urban guerrilla activities
have been reactivated in Huaycan and El Salvador, key districts in
metropolitan Lima. The execution of the government's informant
Pascuala Rosado, was the culmination of several political and
military actions of the Maoist guerrillas (March 28, 1996)
AYACUCHO. On March 18, 1996, the political-military command of
Ayacucho acknowledged that one of its patrols has suffered a
devastating ambush at the hands of the PCP's People's Army of
Liberation, and one Captain died. This guerrilla action occurred on
the 15th at 12 PM. in the locality of Huahuasana, District of San
Miguel, province of La Mar. (Expreso, March 19, 1996)
LIMA. On March 10, a guerrilla contingent dynamited the
headquarters of "Edelnor" (Electricity Company.) At the same time
another group, seized a wealthy supermarket. The first action
occurred at 5:35 AM (before working hours) in the District of San
Juan de Lurigancho where the guerrilla placed in the window .5
kilos of anfo. Two hours later, another group of Maoists seized the
supermarket of La Union in the Shantytown of Bayovar in the
District of San Juan de Lurigancho. (Most papers March 11, 96)
PATAZ. LA LIBERTAD. The PCP's People's Army of Liberation seized
an imperialist mining company operating in the District of
Tayabamba, Province of Pataz. The police and security forces
quickly surrendered. A large quantity of explosives, dynamite and
weapons were captured with the participation of the workers. Many
youngsters enrolled volunteered into the guerrilla ranks, PCP
slogans were shouted by the community, leaflets and revolutionary
paintings were prepared before the Maoists withdrew from the area
[Expreso, March 19, 1996]
LIMA. The pro-government papers "El Mundo" and "Expreso" reported
on March 21th, that a police Major, who was a high member of
Dincote, was executed by the PCP in Lima's beltway road known
as "Carretera Central."  They also acknowledged that several
guerrilla activities were carried out in the zone of Chosica in
the outskirts of Lima.
LIMA. On March 3, 1996, the reactionary magazine SI, the host of
Senderologists Raul Gonzales, Degregori and Henry Peace, reported
that the reactionary armed forces of Fujimori and the PCP's
People's Army of Liberation were engaged in military clashes in
the Province of La Mar, Ayacucho. It stated: "The merit of
General Hermoza, Chief of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces
is to introduce the concept of `total war' against subversion. To
this end, the legal norms and the international treaties have
been ajusted in order to improve the moral of our troops, and the
civil actions to organize the population against subversion.  We
cannot say that subversion has disappeared...especially now when
they have openly allied themselves with the narcotraffickers."

1) The "concept of total war" is the Yankee imperialism guidance
on Low Intensity Warfare, which has been implemented in Peru for
the last few years. The facts show that the concept of People's
War based on Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought is far
superior than the "new tactics" of the reactionaries.
2) "Adjustment of legal norms" means to place 65% of the country
under a state of emergency, dismantle the judicial system, impose
curfews, and commit impune crimes against the people.
3) The "international treaties" mean to slice the national
territory and to violate the national sovereignty to the benefit
of reactionary neighboring regimes and U.S. imperialism that
control them (e.g., treaty with Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia.) Their
objective is to justify a direct or indirect Yankee military
intervention to combat the People's war led by the PCP.
4) The morale of the genocidal army of Fujimori, author of
multiple genocides will be tarnished forever, until its total
destruction by the People's War.
5) To organize the population to confront masses against masses
is nothing new, it was done in Vietnam, Guatemala, and today is
being done in Peru.
6) Is the PCP involved in drugs? Where is the evidence? There is
none. The term "Narcoterrorism" is an invention of the decrepit
Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. The fact is that the armed forces of
Fujimori is involved in drugs up to the neck. Hundreds of army
officers were implicated in drug trafficking, some diplomats were
caught with drugs in international airports, and drug kings
arrested by the Yankee DEA provided elaborated details on their
work with the military. You cannot hide that. Didn't General
Jaime Rios Arauco, ex-Chief of the Army in the Upper Huallaga
Valley say that he fed his troops and receive money from the drug
cartel's? That has been the real alliance [La Republica, January
3, 1996.] Didn't Gen. Rios say that Fujimori and the Armed Forces
were aware of such an alliance?
Why is the DEA covering this up? Why did Clinton re-certified
Fujimori's drug policies knowing he heads a narco-regime? The
answer is simply: The victorious People's War.

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