Sendero Luminoso

Sendero Luminoso

[sen-de-raw loo-mee-naw-saw]
noun
Spanish. a Maoist guerrilla movement active in Peru since 1980.

Origin:
< literally, Shining Path

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sendero luminoso

noun
a terrorist group formed in Peru in the late 1960s as a splinter group from the communist party of Peru; is among the most ruthless guerilla organizations in the world; seeks to destroy Peruvian institutions and replace them with a Maoist peasant regime; is involved in the cocaine trade; "Shining Path has been responsible for 30,000 deaths" [syn: Shining Path
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