POLC99H3 Lecture Notes - Shining Path

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1932: lo matatanza (slaughter) it was an indigenous peasant uprising met by severe repression from the state. 30,000 peasants were slaughtered as a result of the uprising. 1980: the farabundo marti national liberation front (fmln) forms. It was a coalition of marxists and much more predisposed to electoral politics. 1981: january 10, fmln launched the first major offensive. They started setting up schools, clinics and then growing from that territory. 1989: november, fmln carries out its largest offensive. They were controlling a large amount of territory by that time. 1992: the government of el salvador and the flmn signed a peace accord to end the struggle. 1993: the truth commission released a report stating that ~75,000 casualties. According to the observers 80% of deaths were blamed on government. 1997: fmln won the mayoral race and became the major opposition party in. 2009: june, president mauricio funes of fmln wins election.

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