I dont know the facts; which r true, which r untrue, which r exaggerations. But surely the gov't gives them or gave them more than $20per month. All survivors must be in their middle to late seventies ; how did they survive till now? They earned a living by hook or crook and in ,many instances , have pensions or savings. So the complaint is regarding those who did not make it into reasonable security in old age. If this constuction is right, why is the $20 stipend at all necessary? I , at least , dont follow this affair. Any enlightners around?
Peru forces rescue 54 adults and children held captive by Shining Path (AP)
from the article: Survivors' protest makes foreign journalists gasp, security vanish