Landmines still plague parts of Peru as a result of the 1980–92 internal conflict with the Shining Path (in Spanish, Sendero Luminoso), guerrillas and the Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement. This article examines the work of the Polus Center in its victim-assistance efforts which strive to provide landmine survivors with the tools they need to reintegrate into society and earn a viable income.



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