All About Peru

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 15 FEB 2011

Peruvian NGO Capital Humano y Social Alternativo reported on new strategies employed by Peru’s human traffickers, a sign of the rapid development of this criminal enterprise in Latin…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 9 FEB 2011

Members of the Peruvian armed forces continue to sell weapons to Colombian guerrillas, a Peruvian congressman told press, again turning the spotlight on a well worn arms trafficking…

PERU / 8 FEB 2011

The game of cat and mouse between the Peruvian security forces and the country's chief rebel group may be having the perverse effect of forcing the guerrillas into the arms…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 3 JAN 2011

The Sinaloa Cartel reportedly maintains two armed cells at the border between Ecuador and Peru, according to a district attorney general's office. Another report by Australian press highlights the cartel's…

INFOGRAPHICS / 13 DEC 2010

A March 2009 U.S. diplomatic cable from Lima written by then U.S. Ambassador to Peru, P. Michael McKinley, to Washington D.C. and released by the WikiLeaks whistle-blower website,…

BOLIVIA / 6 DEC 2010

Bolivian government spokesperson, Sacha Llorenti, announced yesterday that Peru, Bolivia and Brazil all plan to hold a meeting to coordinate future policies in the fight against drug trafficking.

PERU / 2 DEC 2010

This video clip released by the Peruvian news network ATV program "Día D" last Sunday shows Florindo Eleuterio Flores Hala, alias "Comrade Artemio," leader of the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) armed group instructing…

PERU / 2 DEC 2010

Peruvian police arrested several coca growers in the central Huanuco region of Peru last week, for alleged connections to Florindo Eleuterio Flores Hala, alias "Comrade Artemio," leader of the Shining…

PERU / 23 NOV 2010

Edgar Mejía Asencio, alias "Izula," an alleged former commander of the Shining Path's Upper Huallaga faction who was arrested October 13, recently spoke with La Republica about his experience with…

PERU / 12 NOV 2010

Peru’s cheap and bountiful cocaine supply is attracting criminal groups the world over, and these criminal groups are preparing for a vicious war, according to a report…

PERU / 1 NOV 2010

Amid suspicions, a leftist organization of ex-Shining Path guerillas, known as Movadef, is prepping to launch mayoral candidates in at least three districts across Peru.

FARC / 1 NOV 2010

In an interview with CNN in Spanish, Peruvian President Alan Garcia said he was very troubled by Mexican cartel presence in his country, EFE news agency reported. Garcia…

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