Definition of Shining path
1. 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"
Category relationships: Act Of Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorist Act
Generic synonyms: Foreign Terrorist Organization, Fto, Terrorist Group, Terrorist Organization
Geographical relationships: Peru, Republic Of Peru
Lexicographical Neighbors of Shining Path
Literary usage of Shining path
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Untold Terror: Violence Against Women in Peru's Armed Conflict by Robin Kirk, Dorothy Q. Thomas (1992)
"Such groups, the shining path insists, only defend the existing order, are in reality government collaborators and suffocate revolution. ..."
2. Human Rights Watch World Report 1997 by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Human Rights Watch Staff (1996)
"The shining path continued to resort to indiscriminate violence against civilians ... The shining path detonated two car bombs during the last week of July, ..."
3. Defiant Again: Indigenous Peoples and Latin American Security by Donna Lee Van Cott (1998)
"In the period 1983-1986, thousands of Peruvian campesinos (peasant farmers) were killed by Peruvian troops gunning for shining path members and sympathizers ..."
4. Memoirs of Angelus Politianus, Actius Sincerus Sannazarius, Petrus Bembus by William Parr Greswell, Angelo Poliziano, Jacopo Sannazaro, Pietro Bembo, Girolamo Fracastoro, Marco Antonio Flaminio, Girolamo Amalteo, Cornelio Amalteo (1801)
"... in orient state ascends Heaven's shining path, and where he bends In downward flight his setting fires: To realms unknown, far northern shores, ..."
5. World Report 2000: The Events of 1999 by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch Staff (1999)
"On May 28, more than forty shining path guerrillas arrived in four trucks in ... During the same week, a survivor of a shining path attack in the community ..."