Peru's President leads event marking 27th anniversary of Chavin de Huantar operation

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

13:17 | Lima, Apr. 22.

The President of the Republic Dina Boluarte on Monday afternoon led the ceremony observing the 27th anniversary of the Chavin de Huantar operation, Military Valor Day, and Democracy Defenders Day.

The activity took place at the replica of the residence of the Japanese Ambassador in Lima's district of Chorrillos.

About Chavin de Huantar 

The operation took place 27 years ago with the aim of freeing 72 hostages held captive for 126 days by 14 Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) terrorists.

The military mission was regarded as successful. All hostages were released and the 14 members of the aforementioned terrorist group were taken down during the operation.


Published: 4/22/2024