All About Shining Path

BOLIVIA / 8 AUG 2011

Peruvian authorities have dismissed Maoist guerrillas the Shining Path as "narco-terrorists" whose primary aim is drug trafficking. But the arrest of four Peruvians in Bolivia, accused of distributing propaganda for…

PERU / 21 JUL 2011

Two soldiers were killed and at least two others wounded in the second confrontation in the past few weeks between Peru's Army and the Shining Path guerrilla group.

PERU / 6 JUL 2011

Authorities have arrested a woman they claim is the girlfriend of rebel leader ‘Comrade Artemio,’ the most senior Shining Path commander still at large.

PERU / 14 JUN 2011

As Ollanta Humala prepares to take office in a Peru increasingly concerned by drug trafficking and crime, one curious element of his security policy is a focus on legal peasant…

PERU / 25 MAR 2011

There are over 2,000 Peruvian anti-drug police operating in the East Andes, where most of Peru's cocaine is produced. Dogged by corruption scandals, the force has done little to win…

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…

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,…

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 / 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.

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