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Luis Giampietri

Luis Giampietri Rojas (born 31 December 1940) is a retired admiral of the Peruvian Navy and a politician with the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance party. Giampietri ran successfully as Alan Garcia's vice-presidential candidate in the 2006 Peruvian election, and was sworn in on 28 July 2006.

Giampietri was one of the naval officers implicated in the massacre on El Fronton, a prison island off the coast of Callao. The massacre took place during Alan Garcia's administration, on June 18, 1986, after Shining Path prisoners staged an uprising at El Fronton and two other prisons. All the prisoners involved in the rebellion were killed, and Human Rights Watch claimed that evidence suggested that "no fewer than ninety" of the prisoners killed were victims of extrajudicial executions.

On December 17, 1996, Giampietri was taken hostage by the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) during the Japanese embassy hostage crisis. He reportedly concealed a radio from the MRTA throughout his captivity, and managed to contact the Peruvian security forces with it.

Since Ferbruay 2007 Mr. Giampietri is working ahead of the CEAN or Extraordinary Commission for APEC, in Spanish initials. And has arranged 127 international meetings so far, successfully. These meetings will be held in nine different major cities as Lima (Peru's capital), Arequipa, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Iquitos, Piura, and Tumbes; and possibly Cusco.

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