Berenson, a sophomore at MIT studying anthropology, travels to El Salvador.
Berenson travels to Peru.
Berenson is sentenced for life by a secret Peruvian military tribunal for allegedly conspiring to assist the Tupac Amaru rebel movement.
Mark and Rhoda Berenson hold press conference to make plea for Berenson’s release. The conference coincides with President Clinton’s MIT commencement address.
A majority of the House of Representatives signs a letter encouraging President Clinton to secure the release of Berenson.
Peruvian military tribunal reverses Berenson’s life sentence.