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Thursday, September 11

Images stir strong feelings in the wake of Peru's 15 years of war

Blame and Shame on Display in Peru: "By assigning blame for the war, the commission exacerbated Peru's social divisions and revived debate about the economic elite's responsibility in a country where most people live on less than $2 a day. Over time, however, the commissioners hope the outrage and defensiveness will give way to healing. Almost 70 percent of Peru's 28 million people live in cities, but only 20 percent of the war's victims were urban. Almost all of the others were indigenous Peruvians, subsistence farmers from the highlands and jungles." Washington Post

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