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The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

Miguel La Serna

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835470
eISBN:
9781469601915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882634_la_serna
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Peru's indigenous peoples played a key role in the tortured tale of Shining Path guerrillas from the 1960s through the first decade of the twenty-first century. The villagers of Chuschi and Huaychao, ... More


To Cross the River: Initial Peasant Support for Shining Path

Miguel La Serna

in The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835470
eISBN:
9781469601915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882634_la_serna.9
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The Inicio de la Lucha Armada (ILA, Initiation of the Armed Struggle)—the burning of the ballot boxes and administrative center in Chuschi on 17 May 1980— marked the first episode of the Shining Path ... More


To Defend the Mountaintop: Initial Peasant Resistance to Shining Path

Miguel La Serna

in The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835470
eISBN:
9781469601915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882634_la_serna.10
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the counterrebellion in Huaychao, which symbolized the indigenous peasants' violent rejection of the guerrillas and altered the historical trajectory of the community, region, ... More


To Turn the Corner: After Shining Path

Miguel La Serna

in The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835470
eISBN:
9781469601915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882634_la_serna.11
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The political violence in Ayacucho, Peru affected the lives of indigenous peasants in a number of ways. Those who originally supported Shining Path faced a daily threat of attacks by state ... More


Introduction

Miguel La Serna

in The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835470
eISBN:
9781469601915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882634_la_serna.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Ayacucho is the epicenter of a civil war between 1980 and 2000 that claimed the lives of 69,000. Chuschi, a village in Ayacucho, served as an early stronghold for the Shining Path guerrilla and the ... More


To Trace the Tracks: Internal Conflict and Resolution

Miguel La Serna

in The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835470
eISBN:
9781469601915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882634_la_serna.6
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the local experiences, power relationships, social conflicts, and events in Chuschi and Huaychao before the Shining Path rebellion. It first discusses local conflicts in the ... More


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