Tarata (Calle Tarata)

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Tarata (Calle Tarata)

On July 16, 1992, a car bomb exploded on Calle Tarata, a residential street in the upscale Miraflores district of Lima, killing twenty-five civilians and wounding 155 others. The assault was part of a campaign by the radical insurgent movement Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) to gain control over Lima, the center of economic and political power in Peru. The Tarata bombing became a powerful symbol of Shining Path's use of terrorist methods, and galvanized support among many Lima residents for hard-line measures against the insurgency.

See alsoPeru, Revolutionary Movements: Shining Path .


"Los asesinatos y lesiones graves producidos en el atentado de la Calle Tarata (1992)." Informe Final. Tomo VII, Cap. 2, Sección 2.60. Lima: Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación, 2003. Available from www.cverdad.org.pe/ifinal/index.php.

                                            Jo-Marie Burt