Making Peru’s Sendero Luminoso: The Geography & Ecology of Civil War
Age of Revolutions
On a previous post, I discussed the arrival of the 1982-1983 Mega Niño in the midst of the early years of sociopolitical conflict in the Peruvian Andes. In the focal region of conflict, El Niño triggered a major drought that severely undermined campesino livelihoods in unprecedented ways. This post discusses how the intersection of drought and increasingly militarized sociopolitical conflict created the geographical and civil warfare characteristics of the Internal Armed Conflict in Peru.
environmental history, famine, Latin American history, violence
Puente, Javier, "Making Peru’s Sendero Luminoso: The Geography & Ecology of Civil War" (2017). Latin American and Latino/a Studies: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.