A state of things

“Peruvians don’t have faith in the police, we don’t have faith in the authorities, we don’t have faith in justice. But we have faith in our peers, in our country.” -Pepe

Peru has had a few rough decades. General consensus seem to place the beginning of the trouble at around the time El Sendero Luminoso came to power. The communist-party-turned-terrorist-organization, El Sendero Luminoso (the Shining Path) became best known for dynamiting power lines, setting car bombs in the Miraflores district of Lima, and its penchant for public executions. Starting in the early eighties there were beheadings. And de-armings. And de-legings. Continue reading