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Friday, August 29

Report on decade of violence points to political heavyweights

69,000 died in strife, Peru says: "The report also implicates Fujimori's predecessors, Fernando Belaúnde and Alan García, who held office during the 1980s, and others -- everyone from ''the devil to the Cardinal,'' as Caretas newsweekly magazine put it recently, referring to the demonized leader of the Shining Path, Abimael Guzmán, and Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, accused of turning a blind eye to government abuses when he was archbishop of Ayacucho, where the worst violence occurred in the 1980s." Miami Herald Both Garcia and Cipriani have been less than enthusiastic about the Truth Commission's work and final output.

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