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Shining Path

The Shining Path or the Militarized Communist Party (Militarizado Partido Comunista - MPC) is the last remnant of Peru’s guerrilla movement from the end of the 20th Century. Although the group is in decline, it still maintains influence in the VRAEM due to its drug trafficking alliances.

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COCA / 11 JUN 2021

In arguably the most polarizing election Peru has seen in its history, voters have selected, by a razor-thin margin, a…

PERU / 26 MAY 2021

Authorities in Peru have sent troops to an isolated river valley at the heart of the country’s cocaine trade after…

PERU / 23 MAY 2021

The Shining Path or the Militarized Communist Party (Militarizado Partido Comunista - MPC) is the last remnant of Peru’s guerrilla…

COCAINE / 31 MAR 2021

Military officials in Peru have announced the death of a top Shining Path commander more than five months after an…

COCA / 4 SEP 2020

Yet again, Peruvian security forces are seeking to force Shining Path guerrillas out a jungle region that produces most of…

PERU / 23 SEP 2019

A 400-page document by Peru's Shining Path guerrillas details the group's elaborate plans to increase drug trafficking operations and attacks…

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