Peruvian Communist Party

Peruvian Communist Party

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Peruvian Communist Party - Red Flag (in Spanish: Partido Comunista Peruano - Bandera Roja), was a communist party in Peru founded in 1964 following a split in the Peruvian Communist Party.[1] PCP-BR sided with the People's Republic of China and Maoism in the Sino-Soviet split.[1] Leaders included Saturnino Paredes, José Sotomayor and future Shining Path founder Abimael Guzmán, who formed his own organization as a splinter from this party.[2][3] PCP-BR participated in the 1978 elections, on the lists of FOCEP.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Fumerton, Mario (2003). From Victims to Heroes: Peasant Counter-rebellion and Civil War in Ayacucho, Peru, 1980-2000. Rozenberg. p. 37. ISBN 9051706588. 
  2. ^ Alexander, Robert Jackson (1999). International Maoism in the developing world. Praeger. p. 156. ISBN 0275961494. 
  3. ^ Mauceri, Philip (1998). State Under Siege: Development and Policy Making in Peru. Westview Press. p. 120. ISBN 0813336074. 
  4. ^ Delury, George E. (1983). World Encyclopedia of Political Systems & Parties: Nepal-Zimbabwe, and smaller countries and microstates. Facts on File. p. 817. ISBN 0871967804.