Anatomy of a Cover-Up

The Disappearances at La Cantuta

On July 18, 1992, nine students and a professor were disappeared from the Enrique Guzmén y Valle University outside Lima, widely known as “La Cantuta,” in circumstances that suggest the participation of the Peruvian army and a secret death squad operated by the National Intelligence Service. Despite a body of persuasive evidence linking this latest disappearance to the security forces, no credible effort has been made by the government to launch an impartial investigation in order to find and punish those responsible.

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