Peru: MRTA Rebels Holding 72 Hostages to Return to Negotiation

HeadlineFeb 10, 1997

In Peru, MRTA rebels holding 72 hostages at the Japanese ambassador’s residence in Lima and the government of President Alberto Fujimori are ready to return to negotiation to end Peru’s two-month hostage crisis. Fujimori announced yesterday during a visit to London that Túpac Amaru revolutionary movement leader Néstor Cerpa’s lieutenant, Roli Rojas, known by his nom de guerre El Arabe, will meet the government’s negotiator, Domingo Palermo, the Peruvian education minister, tomorrow.

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