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Shining Path

Spanish Sendero Luminoso

Maoist movement in Peru dedicated to violent revolution. It was founded in 1970 by a philosophy professor, Abimael Guzmán Reynoso (b. 1934), as a result of a split in the Peruvian Communist Party. The senderistas began their campaign among the impoverished Indians of the high Andes, attracting sympathizers by their emphasis on the empowerment of Indians at the expense of Peru's traditional elite. They gained control of large areas of Peru through violence and intimidation. By 1992, when Guzmán was captured and their influence began to wane, they had caused an estimated 25,000 deaths and seriously disrupted the Peruvian economy. Their new leader, Oscar Ramirez Durand, was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1999.

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Path

Path may also refer to:

  • Course (navigation), the intended path of a vehicle over the surface of the Earth
  • Trail, footpath, or bicycle way in rural or urban settings

  • Sidewalk running along the edge of a road, in some varieties of English

In mathematics:

In computing:

  • Path (computing), in computer file systems, the human-readable address of a resource
  • Path (variable), an environment variable specifying a list of directories where executable programs are located
  • Clipping path, a computer image outlining option to remove background and create transparency

In music:

  • The Path, seventh studio album by English acoustic roots duo Show of Hands
  • "Path Vol.2" is a 2000 single by Apocalyptica from their album Cult

Pathway

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PATH

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See also

  • Pathé, various businesses founded and originally run by the Pathé Brothers of France

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