PERU: President Abimael Guzmán

Speaking of the leader of Peru's terrorist Sendero Luminoso, Tim Brown corrects me: Abimael (nor Abigail!) Guzman is a Maoist. 

RH: I can never keep these Old Testament figures straight. Abigail was the mother of Amasa, Absolom's general; it is of course a woman's name. Abimael must be  Abimelech, son of Gideon,  but in Spanish he is known as Abimeleo.  Can anyone clarify this?

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