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Puka Llacta

Puka Llacta is the name of a Peruvian Maoist political group that its origins in the 1970s. Puka Llacta is a Quechua name that means "Patria Roja" in Spanish and "Red Country" or "Red Motherland" in English.

A leftist leader, Jorge Hurtado "Ludovico" was a member of the central committee of the Communist Party of Peru - Red Fatherland (Partido Comunista del Peru (Patria Roja)), which was part of the Revolutionary Left Union (UNIR), founded in 1969. They claimed to be Maoists, even when they were somewhat reformists and they had close ties to the Communist Party of China. In 1978, Patria Roja broke into 2 factions, one of which is the "Puka Llacta" Communist Party of Peru, with the intention of making concrete actions regarding their discourse of the people's war.

It is unknown if their militants actually participated in violent acts. However, it is said that in late 1984 Puka Llacta supported the advance of Shining Path toward the Huallaga Province, after a military offensive in the Ayacucho and Huancavelica departments.

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