Tupac Katari Guerrilla Army

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The Tupac Katari Guerrilla Army is an indigenous guerilla movement in Bolivia. The organization descends directly from the original revolutionaries trained by Che Guevara. They carried out their first attack on July 5, 1991, destroying an electric power pylon in El Alto, a suburb of La Paz. Most of their attacks have been similarly small-scale. The group has confined its activities to Bolivia. The group suffered a major setback in a crackdown in 1992 when much of its leadership was eliminated.

The group is named for Tupac Katari.

External links

  • Profile (http://library.nps.navy.mil/home/tgp/egtk.htm) on the group from the Navy Postgraduate School.
  • tupackatari.org - Bolivian activist website that has documents related to the Tupac Katari (in Spanish.)
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