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M.P.L.T. - Revolutionary Movement for Andean Liberation

Movimiento Pachakuteq para la Liberación del Tawantinsuyu

Last modified: 2017-11-17 by antónio martins
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image by António Martins, 13 Feb 2005


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Presentation

One of the several branchings of the Andean nativist movement is indeed this Nazi-inspired organization. While “copper colored” people are prime targets for neo-Nazis in Europe (and elsewhere), this fringe group opposes the ruling European-descent culture and society i.a. by the use of Nazi inspired regalia…
António Martins, 13 Feb 2005

Last week there was a report in The Times newspaper of an insurgent group which had seized a police post in an Andean town and killed several policemen. In today’s edition of The Times, in the “Week in Review” section, there is an article by the distinguished Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa about the sinister implications of this movement, which is called Ethnocacerism. It is basically a neo-Nazi outfit, deriving its name partly from ethnic purity and partly from the name of a 19th Century general and politician named Cáceres. The movement claims that only the “copper colored” Peruvians are the true Peruvian nation, and wants to drive everyone else out and to declare war on both Chile and Ecuador. The movement has adopted Nazi symbols with some modifications; it also uses the “Rainbow Flag”.
Ron Lahav, 15 Jan 2005

The Movimiento Pachakuteq para la Liberación del Tawantinsuyu (tentative translation: Revolutionary Movement for Andean Liberation) seems to be the same, or similar to, the mentioned (ethno-)cacerist party. In their website they seem to call themselves a right-wing party — but different from the others as it defends a native ideology, and not ideas imported from Europe, Russia, the U.S., or China…
António Martins, 13 Feb 2005

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About the flag

The M.P.L.T. party symbols use a large black chakana on a white disc on a red background. As usual in groups using Nazi inspired regalia, these striking resemblances are ignored and explained differently. (A perhaps relevant difference is a conterchanged firmbriation around the disc.) The party flag is a rectangular ~2:3 in the said design.
António Martins, 13 Feb 2005

The Ethnocacerist movement has adopted Nazi symbols with some modifications. The swastika has been replaced by the so-called “Inca Cross”, in black on a white circle surrounded by a red field. There is a colored phtograph accompanying this article which shows a Nazi type standard and banner modified as described.
Ron Lahav, 15 Jan 2005, quoting Mario Vargas Llosa’s article in The Times

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Party banner

There is also a party banner («estandarte»), passably similar to German pre-WWII SA and SS ones. It features the same design as the flag with white letters "MP-LT" bellow the disc.
António Martins, 13 Feb 2005

The Ethnocacerist movement has adopted Nazi symbols with some modifications. The Nazi eagle has been replaced by a condor with outspread wings, and the swastika has been replaced by the so-called “Inca Cross”, in black on a white circle surrounded by a red field. There is a colored phtograph accompanying this article which shows a Nazi type standard and banner modified as described.
Ron Lahav, 15 Jan 2005, quoting Mario Vargas Llosa’s article in The Times

The finial, according to this page, may be a condor, the Sun, the Moon, and «other totemic symbols».
António Martins, 13 Feb 2005

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Emblem

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4×"W" chakana

M.P.L.T.’s chakana is divided in four "w"-shaped parts, standing from the four quarters of the Inca Empire, each made up of five adjoining square blocks. (This contrasts with the exquisite construction details given for the chakana by other sources — such as [ljj02], contradictingly quoted in a M.P.L.T. page.)
António Martins, 13 Feb 2005

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1+3+5+3+1 chakana

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image by António Martins, Nov 2017

Another photo shows a banner with a different emblem in black on the disc.
António Martins, 13 Feb 2005

It seems to be the more usual 1+3+5+3+1 chakana, lacking any disc or piercing, and drawn white on white with thick black outline. This banner is square and the white disc lacks the white ring shown in other M.P.L.T. flags.
António Martins, Nov 2017

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Use of the rainbow flag

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image by António Martins, 13 Feb 2005

WARNING: The seven-stripped Inca rainbow flag is used by a much wider group of people than the adherents of this particular party, which may be very well quite diminute!
António Martins, 13 Feb 2005

The Ethnocacerist movement has adopted Nazi symbols with some modifications; it also uses the “Rainbow Flag”.
Ron Lahav, 15 Jan 2005, quoting Mario Vargas Llosa’s article in The Times

The Inca flag, as shown in the M.P.L.T. website on this photo, has no white stripe, but two purple stripes of different shades; the ratio is approx. 1:2.
António Martins, 12 Nov 2005

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