"the war between the Shining Path and the Peruvian army"

The Shining Path is the nickname of the Communist Party of Peru, a Maoist guerrilla organization. In the 1980s, the Shining Path said its goal was to replace a "bourgeois democracy" with new government that would impose a dictatorship over most of the country. The Shining Path was criticized for its brutality, and is currently on the terrorist list of a number of countries, including the US. Today, the group is much less active due to the arrest of its leader in 1992.