Communist Terrorists in Peru Kill 16 Ahead of Uncertain Election

The image shows a polling station in Peru during the first round of the 2021 election. (Photo courtesy of Txolo, CC BY-SA 4.0 <;, via Wikimedia Commons)

Peru faces a divisive presidential election, scheduled for June 6. Everything has become politicized. The Shining Path terrorist group, once a powerful communist army in Peru, murdered 16 people last week. They left behind pamphlets warning people not to vote in the election.

Meanwhile, the country has the highest COVID-19 death rate per capita in the world according to recent statistics. Brian Dennett of AMG International says, “On the right, you have Keiko Fujimori. And she herself spent, I think, around 18 months in prison for corruption. On the left, you have a teacher’s union organizer, Pedro Castillo, really with no political experience. With COVID-19 surging, inequality, hunger, and poverty rates growing, many are leaning towards the left and his appeal to the poor.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller


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