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Peruvian ambassador in Argentina resigns after meeting with ‘terrorist group’

Monday, November 5th 2012 - 12:53 UTC
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Peruvian Ambassador to Buenos Aires, Nicolás Lynch, resigned to his post after he met with members of an organization suspected to be linked with guerrilla group Shining Path, the Peruvian Foreign Ministry informed. Read full article


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  • Conqueror

    So Shining Path IS in argieland. Are they taking over the nazi role?

    Nov 05th, 2012 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    Nicolás Lynch is a good diplomat so its shocking to see his incredible blunder in meeting with this front group for bloody terror, Movadef.

    He did the right thing by resigning because the violence sown by Sendero Luminoso, aided by their cadre of spin-off organizations, has resulted in so many tens of thousands of needless deaths, untold suffering and immense loss of infrastructure and property in Perú.

    The fact that CFK's Argentina seems to be welcoming Movadef is a shame on that régime.

    Nov 05th, 2012 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    Nov 05th, 2012 - 07:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @2 WTF would *any* Peruvian diplomat stationed in SA do something that career-killingly ~dumb~ is the question.

    Nov 05th, 2012 - 07:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    If Shining Path can make Nicolás Lynch’s resign

    Then perhaps CFK and her immortals should visit this shinny path.

    Nov 05th, 2012 - 07:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    Not a coincidence that the Argentine Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel as well as Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, who are both anti-Falkland Islands, got into visits with this Movadef terrorist sympathsizer group.

    I can only think that Lynch's blunder might have been because the current CFK regime, being so disposed towards such radical groups, lulled him into thinking that he was just going to be doing a little sociology (he is sociologist) schmoozing with these ex-terrorists.

    Nov 05th, 2012 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Seems like an over-reaction to me, its hardly an endorsement to be handed a petition! Seems Humala has been less successful than Chavez in overcoming the downsides of his military roots...

    Nov 05th, 2012 - 10:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    7 BK: Over-reaction? If you're not in Perú, it might seem so, but with so many Peruvians Peruvians old enough to remember the fear, violence and deep anxiety of the late 1980s through early 1990s, not hardly enough reaction.

    Being handed a petition is one thing, but to go out and invite an acceptance of such a document - advocating the release of the prime leader of so much death and destruction - has got Peruvian dander up.

    Just a guess, but to preserve diplomatic relations with Perú, CFK and Héctor Timerman will probably need to wade into the issue, to make such SL-front groups unwelcome in Argentina.

    Then Chile will demand answers about accused Chilean kidnapper and assassin Galvarino Apablaza Guerra (aka “Comandante Salvador” in terrorist army Frente Patriótico Manuel Rodríguez).

    Nov 06th, 2012 - 01:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    Argentina, home and protection of recognized terrorists, like Apablaza (Chile) and shining path (Peru). For sure, not the only ones. Makes sense, with that politicans they got in power.

    Nov 06th, 2012 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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