Peru Arrests Leading Shining Path Rebel

first_imgBy Dialogo March 06, 2012 Peruvian police said on March 4 they had arrested a suspected leader of a Maoist faction of the Shining Path rebel movement who was the apparent successor to “Comrade Artemio,” who was captured last month. National police director Raul Salazar told local media that Walter Diaz Vega, also known as “Freddy” or “Percy,” was snared in the mountainous jungle region of Alto Huallaga. Diaz Vega “was the successor of Artemio and responsible for organizing an armed column in Alto Huallaga,” Salazar said. “His capture took place on Saturday [March 3],” and Diaz Vega “had intended to annihilate the informants who infiltrated (the rebels) to allow the capture of Artemio in February.” Diaz Vega will face multiple terrorism charges, Salazar added. Comrade Artemio, whose real name is Florindo Eleuterio Flores, was captured on February 12 after a fierce gun battle against government forces in which he was wounded. He is to be tried on charges of terrorism and drug trafficking. The 47-year-old Artemio led one of two splinter groups of the Maoist insurgency that terrorized Peruvians in the 1980s and 1990s.last_img read more

Top 50 Most Powerful in Southern California Sports: No. 15 Clayton Kershaw, LA Dodgers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clayton Kershaw, 28, Dodgers PitcherLast year’s rank: T17With Matt Kemp and Zack Greinke gone and Yasiel Puig’s hype having subsided, Kershaw is the undisputed face of one of baseball’s biggest brands. The Dodgers’ ace could supplant Kobe Bryant as the active athlete in L.A. with the most influence within his organization. A “down year” in 2015 for Kershaw (16-7, 2.13 ERA) didn’t add to his collection of Cy Young awards, but he is one of his generation’s best pitchers.Top 50 Most Powerful in Southern California Sports • Introduction• Photo Gallerylast_img