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Tunnel to Canto Grande

Claribel Alegría

Published July 1st 1996
ISBN : 9781880684344
Paperback
148 pages
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 About the Book 

Tunnel to Canto Grande tells the dramatic story of how the Peruvian Tupac Amuru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) tunneled into an escape proof penitentiary, Canto Grande, to free forty-eight political prisoners on July 9, 1990. The prisoners escapedMoreTunnel to Canto Grande tells the dramatic story of how the Peruvian Tupac Amuru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) tunneled into an escape proof penitentiary, Canto Grande, to free forty-eight political prisoners on July 9, 1990. The prisoners escaped through the tunnel without a single casualty and eluded the authorities. Because of their world-wide reputation as writers of testimony, the authors, Alegria and Flakoll, were invited by MRTA leaders to write the exclusive story of the escape. At no small risk to their own safety, they spent a week in the most hunted-for safehouse in Lima, Peru, interviewing the participants in the project and the escapees. The resulting narrative is filled with suspense, drama and humor.