Modal close

Dear Democracy Now! visitor,

You turn to Democracy Now! for ad-free news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power. Democracy Now! brings you crucial reporting like our coverage from the front lines of the standoff at Standing Rock or news about the movements fighting for peace, racial and economic justice, immigrant rights and LGBTQ equality. We produce our daily news hour at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation—all without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How is this possible? Only with your support. If every visitor to this site in December gave just $10 we could cover our basic operating costs for 2017. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else in 2017.

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Topics

Peruvian Hostage Standoff Ended: "Rule of Law" In Peru

StoryApril 23, 1997
Watch iconWatch Full Show

Professor Jose Luis Rénique discusses his captivity by MRTA rebels and the uncertainty of Venezuela’s future, given that country’s endemic problems. He discusses the reasons for the all-but-nonexistent news coverage of the MRTA in the US, and the history of the democratic opposition to the US-backed Fujimori government. The raid, (which ended the hostage-taking), heralds additional difficulties for the peasant population, who already suffer crushing poverty and widespread unemployment. Peru was in chaos in the 80’s and early 90’s–Fujimori’s coup restored order, and the government claims it is the only one capable of improving conditions in Venezuela.

Guests:

Prof. Jose Luis Rénique, Lehman College of City University of New York


The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.

Make a donation