LIMA, PER.- A brutal terrorist massacre, apparently caused by the remnants of the Shining Path in a remote and jungle region of Peru, broke into the polarized electoral campaign of the Andean country and brought to mind the episodes of stark violence. politics of past decades.
Sources from the Joint Command of the Armed Forces confirmed the murder of 14 people – others raised the victims to 18 – including two minors whose bodies had been burned, in a remote town in the jungle Valley of the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro rivers (VRAEM).
This area is the epicenter of cocaine cultivation and production in the country, a region where the presence of the State is very weak.
The massacre, which left crude images that have spread like wildfire on social networks, took place in a makeshift premises used as a bar and brothel by the local population, mostly dedicated to the cultivation of coca.
In this sense, the attack was identified by the Armed Forces as an action that the terrorists call “social cleansing”, as a pamphlet supposedly left by the murderers in the place where they claimed the need to clean Peru “of brothels, idols, degenerate homosexuals and lesbians, drug addicts, undisciplined individuals … ”.
In that document, published on social networks by the head of the Interior of the campaign of the presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, Fernando Rospigliosi, the terrorists ask Peruvians not to vote in the elections on June 6.