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1997-12-17

Peru

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One year ago today, fourteen rebels of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) stormed a Christmas party at the Japanese Ambassador’s residence in Lima, Peru, and held hostage more than 500 top Peruvian government and foreign officials. Four months later, commandos attacked the residence, releasing 71 hostages and killing all the MRTA rebels. One Peruvian Supreme Court judge was also killed.

Guest:

  • Javier Diaz Canseco, a former hostage in the Japanese Embassy residence and an opposition Peruvian Congressmember with the United Left block.

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