Abimael Guzmán date of birth:

December 3, 1934

How old is Abimael Guzmán?

89

Where was Abimael Guzmán born?

Arequipa, Peru

Is Abimael Guzmán gay or straight?

DISPUTED

What is Abimael Guzmán's ethnicity?

White

What is Abimael Guzmán nationality?

Peruvian

What is Abimael Guzmán's occupation?

ex-philosophy university teacher

Abimael Guzmán claim to fame:

Sendero Luminoso

Short Biography

Manuel Rubén Abimael Guzmán Reynoso (born 3 December 1934), also known by the nom de guerre President Gonzalo (Spanish: Presidente Gonzalo), a former professor of philosophy, was the leader of the Shining Path during the Maoist insurgency known as the internal conflict in Peru. Shining Path had been active in Peru since the late 1970s and began what it called "the armed struggle" on 17 May 1980. Wanted on charges of terrorism and treason, Guzmán was captured by the Peruvian government in 1992 and sentenced to life imprisonment.