Brazil: Graffiti to Defend the Life and Health of President Gonzalo

Editors’ Note: The following is an unofficial translation of “Pichações defendem a vida e a saúde do Presidente Gonzalo” from revolutionary Brazilian newspaper A Nova Democracia (AND).

By AND Newsroom

We received in our newsroom a series of images that show graffiti carried out on the city walls of Brazil defending President Gonzalo’s life. These submissions came from supporters of AND and we will publish more on our site in the coming weeks.

The pictures sent are signed by the Revolutionary Front for Defense of the Rights of the People (FRDDP) [Frente Revolucionária de Defesa dos Direitos do Povo, –Ed.].

The Campaign in Defense of President Gonzalo’s Life

Democrats, revolutionaries and Marxist-Leninist-Maoist organizations have echoed the denunciation that Dr. Abimael Guzmán Reynoso, President Gonzalo, is at risk. President Gonzalo is the leader of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP, Partido Comunista del Perú) and the Peruvian Revolution. In July, he was transferred to a hospital close to the Maximum Security Center of the Callao Naval Base (CEREC), Metropolitan Region of Lima. Sources from Peru’s reactionary press claim that he suffers a process of metastasis derived from poorly-treated skin cancer.

Because of this new farce by the Peruvian Reactionary Government, together with the intelligence service of Yankee Imperialism (United States, USA) and the dominant Peruvian reactionary classes, new actions are being taken in defense of President Gonzalo’s life and health.

In 2020, his lawyer requested that he be placed on house arrest. The request was due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the high rate of infection within Peruvian prisons. The request was denied by the old Peruvian state, while Fujimori,1 genocidal executioner of the Peruvian people, received the same humanitarian reprieve.

The International Campaign demanding the immediate freedom for President Gonzalo began in 1992, the year of his arrest. Since then, different actions have taken place in all continents of the globe in defense of his life and health, as well as his all-powerful thought (Gonzalo thought, the creative application of the universal truths of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism to the concrete reality of Peru).

The campaign had international repercussions, taking action in defense of Chairman Gonzalo. The campaign took place in all continents, encompassing several dozen countries. Internationalist people’s lawyers from all over the world came forward to expose the farce of his conviction and make his legal defense.

In 2021, the 24th of September will mark the twenty-ninth year that President Gonzalo has been a prisoner of war in the naval prison of Callao, below sea level, in complete isolation. Sentenced to life imprisonment by the special courts of the old Peruvian state through a fraudulent process, based on invalid criminal laws of the fascist constitution of Fujimori, he has been separated from the people and the PCP, which he led personally until his arrest in 1992.

View the images received by the newspaper A Nova Democracia:

Graffiti found in the Metropolitan Region of Curitiba (PR) signed by Revolutionary Front for Defense of the Rights of the People (FRDDP) [Frente Revolucionária de Defesa dos Direitos do Povo].. Photo: Database AND
Translation: “Defend the life of President Gonzalo and his all powerful thought!”


  1. Alberto Fujimori was president of fascist Peru from 1990-2000, and was arrested for corruption and human rights abuse.


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