Shining Path kidnaps children and forces them to fight Peruvian government

first_img Roger is not the only member of his family who has been victimized by the Shining Path. In the early 1990s, the Shining Path kidnapped his mother, Maria Robles, when she was just 8 years old. Shining Path operatives abducted her from the Emerald Valley region, where she was living with her parents. The Shining Path killed her parents, according to published reports. The Shining Path kept Robles in captivity. When she was 15, a Shining Path operative raped Robles, according to published reports. Robles became pregnant, and gave birth to Roger. Shining Path operatives separated Robles from Roger when the baby was only a few months old. Robles was forced to fight for the Shining Path, while members of the terrorist group raised Roger. In 2005, when Roger was about 11, Army soldiers raided a Shining Path camp in San Martin de Pangoa, Satipo. Soldiers rescued Robles. She was grateful to be liberated, but feared she would never see her son again. A teenage boy who was being held captive by the Shining Path recently escaped from a remote jungle area, where the Maoist terrorist group was indoctrinating him with its political ideas and training him to kill people. Roger Guevara, 17, had been held captive by the Shining Path since he was six months old. He was conducting surveillance for the terrorist group in the Valley of the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro rivers (VRAEM) in December 2013 when he walked away, according to published reports. Roger walked for two days until he got to Kepashiato. The teenager toiled as a farm worker for a month, saving his money. With the money he had saved, Guevara took a bus to Kiteni, and called the Army. Soldiers responded quickly and provided the teenager with protection, while Army investigators found his mother and reunited the two. A sad and complicated story Raised by the Shining Path The teenager’s story is far from unique. In recent years, the Shining Path has abducted hundreds and perhaps thousands of children and teenagers to train them as operatives, said Rafael Martínez Baldeón, a columnist who writes often about security issues for El Vocero Nacional, a newspaper in Ecuador. “This is one of the many cases of forced recruitment we have seen over the years by Shining Path, including an unknown number of children subjected to captivity in areas the terrorist organization calls ‘liberated zones,’” Martínez said. During his years in captivity, Roger was raised primarily by his mother’s sister, who he knew as “Comrade Vilma.” She is married to a Shining Path leader who is known as “Comrade Jose.” Shining Path operatives indoctrinated young Roger in communism and put him in training camps with other children, who are known as “apprentice fighters” and “little pioneers.” Shining Path operatives taught the children how to use firearms. Shining Path operatives raised Roger in different camps. Roger occasionally saw Martin Jorge Quispe Palomino, a Shining Path leader who is known as “Comrade Gabriel.” He also sometimes saw Comrade Gabriel’s brother, Victor, another Shining Path leader who is known as “Comrade Joseph.” Security forces killed Comrade Gabriel in August, 2013. “The Quispe Palomino brothers have been afraid of infiltrations in their ranks so they have been known for carefully breeding their own future combatants,” Martínez said. “They have encouraged other male insurgents to impregnate young women they have previously kidnapped for that purpose.” Comrade Joseph and Comrade Gabriel have been known for directing hit-and-run attacks. Before the killing of Comrade Gabriel, the two brothers commanded about 500 Shining Path fighters. In 2012, the two brothers directed the abduction of 36 construction workers who were toiling near natural gas fields. center_img Forced recruitment By Dialogo February 21, 2014 Communities at risk of kidnappings The Shining Path is kidnapping people throughout the VRAEM to force them to fight for the terrorist group, according to Martinez. “This story is just the tip of the iceberg of a major situation where entire communities in the VRAEM are facing the threat of being abducted to be forced into the Shining Path ranks,” Martinez said. The Shining Path is responsible for the killings of at least 10,000 indigenous Ashaninka people in the VRAEM, according to published reports. The Ashaninka live in the rainforests of Peru and Brazil. The Asháninka are the second largest indigenous group in Peru, the Quechua being the largest.last_img read more

NAFCU Annual Conference kicks off in Montreal

first_imgCredit union leaders from around the country have joined NAFCU staff for the association’s 48th Annual Conference and Solutions Expo, which begins today at the Palais de Congrés in Montreal.During the week, attendees will hear from NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz and, in a special “inside the agency” panel Friday, former agency Chairman Michael Fryzel and former Board Member Geoff Bacino. The keynote conference speakers are MasterCard General Counsel and Chief Franchise Officer Tim Murphy, former U.S. Navy commander Mike Abrashoff, and TrendHunter.com founder and CEO Jeremy Gutsche.“This conference will provide all attendees critical industry information, valuable networking opportunities and new ways to help improve their bottom lines,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger.Berger is slated today to lead a “Private Conversation” for attendees with NAFCU’s senior staff.Also today, there is an optional pre-conference workshop where credit union board and supervisory committee members will be able to earn the new NAFCU Certified Volunteer Expert certification. Registrants can attain this designation by passing an exam after completing the workshop. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Colton T releases “Everything & More” video.

first_img Tweet EntertainmentLocalNews Colton T releases “Everything & More” video. by: – March 28, 2012 142 Views   one comment Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Photo compliments: 365 MMPFans of Colton are being given a sneak peek into what could be deemed as the beginning of bigger and better things for their local Reggae/Dancehall artists.This Creative Photo Story Project which was put together by Colton T was photographed on Sunday at the Princess Margaret Hospital by 365, MMP.It was created to depict a scene which involves the artiste who was just released from the hospital and being taken care of by someone who means “Everything & More” to him.That role was played by Dominica’s Carnival Queen Miss Nadira Lando.Special thanks to the management of PMH, the Carnival Development Committee, 365 MMP, Promotions Manager Shermain Bique and everyone who made this release possible.The song was recorded in Gwallas Nation Studios & Mixed by Tige “Triggah” Magloire.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkkTbSwz7NE[/youtube]Press Releaselast_img read more

Ronaldo sunbathes shirtless at home as partner goes shopping

first_img Loading… It is hoped that the spread is limited as Rugani remained an unused substitute for Maurizio Sarri on the Juventus bench. Wearing light make-up, Georgina completed her look for the day by letting her raven locks fall loose down her shoulders. Ronaldo flew to his homeland to visit his mother, who recently suffered a stroke, before the news broke and he must stay put rather than fly back to northern Italy where the outbreak is at its most rampant.The Portuguese press plastered the story over their front pages with Quotidiano Sportivo and Abola both running headlines about Ronaldo being in quarantine. All sporting events in Italy have been cancelled until at least April 3 but Juventus are scheduled to face Lyon in the Champions League next Tuesday. That game is due to be played behind closed doors but is now widely expected to be postponed by UEFA. Rugani is the second professional footballer to test positive, with Hannover 96 defender Timo Hubers currently in quarantine. He took to Twitter and wrote: ‘You will have read the news and that’s why I want to reassure all those who are worrying about me, I’m fine. ‘I urge everyone to respect the rules, because this virus makes no distinctions! Let’s do it for ourselves, for our loved ones and for those around us.’ Contact: Ronaldo (left) and Daniele Rugani (circled) shared a dressing room on Sunday Read Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledge Ronaldo had flown back to Turin prior to the Juventus game having spent time with his mother in hospital following her stroke. Dolores Aveiro, 65, has since said she was fully aware of what was happening and the stroke left her with no long-term physical damage. Ronaldo came back from her bedside to play on Sunday before returning to Madeira when he was told of Rugani’s positive test and enforced isolation. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Cristiano Ronaldo was trying to make the most of his quarantine as he sunbathed shirtless on the balcony of his house in Funchal, Portugal on Monday. The footballer, 35, is self-isolating after his Juventus team-mate Daniele Rugani tested positive for COVID-19, however his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez did enjoy some retail therapy on Tuesday. Relaxation: Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, was trying to make the most of his quarantine as he sunbathed shirtless on the balcony of his house in Funchal, Portugal on Monday Ronaldo displayed his ripped and gym-honed physique as he soaked up the sun on his balcony, donning a pair of lime green shorts and dark sunglasses. While Ronaldo has been staying at home, his other half Georgina cut a stylish figure as she stepped out for a shopping trip. The model, 26, displayed her jaw-dropping figure in a black skintight long-sleeved dress which she wore with a beige handbag. Out and about: The footballer is self-isolating after his Juventus team-mate Daniele Rugani tested positive for COVID-19, however his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez did enjoy some retail therapy on Tuesday Wearing light make-up, Georgina completed her look for the day by letting her raven locks fall loose down her shoulders. Ronaldo flew to his homeland to visit his mother, who recently suffered a stroke, before the news broke and he must stay put rather than fly back to northern Italy where the outbreak is at its most rampant. Ronaldo and Rugani shared a dressing room on Sunday when Juventus beat Inter Milan 2-0 behind closed doors. Quarantine: Ronaldo flew to his homeland to visit his mother, who recently suffered a stroke, before the news broke and he must stay put rather than fly back to northern Italy A picture posted on Instagram by Miralem Pjanic after the game shows Ronaldo and Rugani celebrating the victory in a close huddle with their team-mates. Everyone who came into contact with Rugani on both sides has now required to be in isolation.center_img Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsAir Pollution Is Rapidly Decreasing Thanks To COVID-19Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Tafoya reigns at Idaho Falls Dirt Wars

first_imgIDAHO FALLS, Idaho (May 15) – Before Friday night, Regan Tafoya had never won an IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature in the State of Idaho, and he’d never won a feature in a torrential downpour.Now he’s done both.Tafoya led the all but the first circuit in the Dirt Wars main event at Idaho Falls Raceway shortened from 30 to 20 laps due to deteriorating visibility and track conditions. The $1,000 victory put him on the ballot for this September’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.“I always thought Idaho Falls owed me one,” said Tafoya, after taking the checkers ahead of Jake Donnelly and Joey Price. “We went up there in 2003 to race for regional points and my steering wheel fell off while I was in the lead with three laps to go. I was able to go there and get redemption for a win I should have had in 2003.”Tafoya started on the pole but watched Don Baisch zoom ahead on the first lap Friday. He was back in front when the second lap was scored and managed to stay there despite the series of yellows that prevented him from building up any sizable lead.Travis Metz tried inside several times before hitting a slick spot in the track and falling off the pace. Donnelly kept up pursuit but ran out of laps.Rounding out the top five finishers were Brian Wordelman and Emery Wells.The victory was the fourth this season for Tafoya, who also counts career-first wins in Nevada and Utah so far in 2015.Jesse Baldwin was the $750 IMCA SportMod feature winner. Chuck Delp was second and Kenny Vollmer took third.The Saturday night program during Idaho Falls’ season-opening weekend was canceled.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Regan Tafoya; 2. Jake Donnelly; 3. Joey Price; 4. Brian Wordelman; 5. Emery Wells; 6. Jason Donnelly; 7. Travis Metz; 8. Don Baisch; 9. Reed Payne; 10. Chris Clark; 11. Charlie Johnson; 12. Mike Yost; 13. Casey Delp; 14. K.C. Perez; 15. Bert Beech; 16. Tony Steward; 17. Blake Lyle; 18. Lonnie Timmons; 19. Corey Kortnum; 20. Ron Moser; 21. Rowene Kesler.SportMods – 1. Jesse Baldwin; 2. Chuck Delp; 3. Kenny Vollmer; 4. Allen Riley; 5. Dale Smith; 6. J.R.Flores; 7. Brock Aeschbacher; 8. Kendra Vollmer; 9. B.J. Haslam; 10. Colton Jackman; 11. Rich Mueller.last_img read more

Delaney: Keane’s past ‘irrelevant’

first_img Former Celtic, Aston Villa and Sunderland manager O’Neill has taken his time to make up his mind with the FAI having identified him as its primary target within days of the Italian’s exit. Delaney confirmed that talks are at an advanced stage and that he hopes to be able to unveil the new management team on Saturday with 61-year-old O’Neill having turned down a series of chances to work in the Barclays Premier League once again to resume his career at international level. He said: “It’s all but done. Everything is agreed. It’s just a case of signatures. I think you can take it that Martin O’Neill will be the Republic of Ireland manager and that Roy Keane will be his assistant. “The idea is to have Martin O’Neill here on Saturday and confirm him as our new manager. “Martin thought about it for a period of time. He has turned down jobs in the premiership to take this job. “I hope this time around with this appointment, once it’s confirmed officially next Saturday, that people will get behind this appointment, because it’s our country. “We want our country to achieve, we want our country to qualify for major tournaments, we want to let bygones be bygones, we want to work together.” Former Northern Ireland international O’Neill could find himself thrust into the ongoing controversy over players from the North opting to play for Ireland rather than the country of their birth, as they are entitled to do, with Darron Gibson and James McClean among those who have chosen to do so. Delaney said: “I think the players make up their own minds. James McClean, Darron Gibson play for the Republic because of their different backgrounds, and they want to play for the Republic as opposed to Northern Ireland.” Should O’Neill and Keane be confirmed in their posts at the weekend, they will be in position to prepare the players for friendlies against Latvia in Dublin and Poland in Poznan later this month. The squad is due to meet up in time for training in Malahide on Monday ahead of the first game against the Latvians at the Aviva Stadium next Friday evening. But their main focus will be on preparing the players for the resumption of competitive action in September next year, when the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign is due to get under way. Ireland, of course, qualified for the Euro 2012 finals under Trapattoni via the play-offs having narrowly missed out on the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa via a similar route. However, they finished a distant fourth behind Germany, Sweden and Austria in their Group C campaign for next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, and that ultimately cost the 74-year-old Italian his job as successive defeats by the Swedes and the Austrians left them facing an impossible task. In confirming Martin O’Neill’s imminent appointment as Ireland manager and with it, Keane’s installation as his number two more than a decade after he made an infamous exit from the 2002 World Cup finals in the Far East, Delaney was adamant those events in Saipan have nothing to do with the future of Irish football. Speaking on Newstalk Radio, Delaney described talks with the former Manchester United skipper last week as “absolutely brilliant” and added: “It’s years ago, there should be a line drawn in the sand in terms of Saipan and what happened. We were all younger people back then. “I think we all say things in different parts of our life. I’m sure you or I have said things that we regret. “But anything that would have been said by Roy or I to each other or about each other is irrelevant, it’s irrelevant. “Irish football and our country is bigger than anything.” Keane famously questioned Ireland’s preparations for the tournament in a bust-up which led to a stand-off between himself and then manager Mick McCarthy, and despite a major diplomatic exercise, their differences could not be bridged and Ireland’s captain played no part in the tournament. However, his rehabilitation appears to be complete following his decision to accept O’Neill’s overtures to assist him after the Ulsterman was approached over the vacancy left by Giovanni Trapattoni in September. Delaney later told Sky Sports News: “We met last week. I was very taken by him. He wants to come. He’s been a great footballer. “Martin wants him to be his assistant. He was Martin’s choice. I come from a school where the manager chooses his backroom team. “People need to draw a line in the sand. It’s gone. Now is the time to stop talking about it.” Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney has insisted Roy Keane’s turbulent past is irrelevant to his impending return to the international stage. Press Associationlast_img read more

Further setback for Kozak

first_img “He had an operation on Wednesday,” he said. “They had to go back into his leg and put a little pin in it. I haven’t spoke to the doctor about the length he will be out but it’s going to be a while. “It’s a setback for him. The doctors are with him so we’ll find out soon (how long he’s out for). “He wasn’t too far away from being back. He was running and doing everything. It’s a blow for him and blow for us. “It’s just not healed the way we thought.” Kozak cost Villa £7million when he signed from Lazio last summer and had scored four goals in 15 games before suffering the injury in training after a collision with defender Ciaran Clark. He was expected to return soon and Lambert admitted the news had affected the 25-year-old Czech Republic international. “It’s a nightmare. I spoke to him about his injury and he felt a bit down which is understandable because he’s worked so hard to get back,” he said. “When he came his goal ratio was very good. He’s a handful. He’s just been unfortunate that he’s suffered that setback.” Captain Ron Vlaar is also out of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League visit of Manchester City with a calf injury, something Lambert attributes to World Cup burn-out after Holland’s run to the semi finals. “Hopefully he will be back after the international break, it’s just a calf injury,” he said. “He’s had it for the last couple of years. He did his right, then his left. I knew it would happen, just never this early. “He looks after himself in the best way he can. It was just fatigue from the World Cup.” Aston Villa striker Libor Kozak has suffered a blow in his recovery from a broken leg after having more surgery. The forward has been out since January and went under the knife on Wednesday after a scan revealed the injury had not healed as well as hoped. Kozak’s spell on the sidelines is likely to be extended by a number of weeks after boss Paul Lambert confirmed the setback. Press Associationlast_img read more

Steve Allen, 61, Wellington: Nov. 25, 1951 – Oct. 20, 2013 (updated)

first_imgSteve AllenSteven Allen, 61, of Wellington died, Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, October 24th, at the First Christian Church in Wellington, KS. Visitation will be at the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home in Wellington from 9:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 23, 2013 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Burial will be at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington. A memorial has been established with the Avenue of Flags or the Wellington Humane Society PO Box 494, Wellington, KS 67152 and may be left with the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home of Wellington. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.hawksfuneralhome.Steven Ray Allen was born November 25, 1951 the son of Emerson and Betty Lee (Ray) Allen in Wellington. He graduated from Wellington High School in 1970 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocational Education.Steven joined the US Navy and served his country in the UDT Seal Teams all over the world for over 24 years. Steven was united in marriage to Jana Staley in 1992. He worked at Allen Trenching, worked for the City of Wellington, and was currently the Maintenance Supervisor for Sumner Regional Medical Center. Steven was a hard worker and always cheerful; he could talk to anyone, but was also tenacious and determined. He was involved in pet rescue, enjoyed spending time traveling and loved the ocean.Steven is survived by his wife Jana of the home, father, Emerson Allen of Winfield, sons: Brian Cochran of Wellington, Lee Cochran of Wellington, and Joseph Cochran and his wife Shanna of Minot, ND; brothers, Bobby Allen and his wife Vicki of Mt. Hope, KS and Doug Allen and his wife Janet of Milan, KS, as well as many nieces and nephews.last_img read more