Monday, March 7, 2011

The Liberation of Lori Berenson - By Jennifer Egan (The New York Times Magazine)

The outpouring of rage by residents of the Lima neighborhood of Miraflores over the presence in their midst of New York-born activist Lori Berenson, who was convicted in her mid-20s in Peru of abetting a terrorist plot that never took place, is a measure of the degree to which Peruvians are still traumatized by the violence that convulsed their country during the years when the Shining Path warred with the military and nearly 70,000 Peruvians were killed .... read more

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