All About Shining Path

PERU / 20 MAR 2017

Guerrillas of Peru's Shining Path rebels recently killed three policemen in the country's main coca-producing region, a sign that the group intends to defend its hold on Peru's criminally lucrative…

PERU / 17 JAN 2017

A group of civilian informants in Peru says the government failed to pay them the reward promised for providing information that led to a successful operation against drug traffickers,…

COCA / 11 OCT 2016

Peru's government will once again implement a militarized security strategy for the coca-producing VRAEM region, a policy which could lead to increased confrontations between authorities and the Shining Path guerrilla…

PERU / 25 AUG 2016

A politician in Peru is urging that the security forces be deployed to "stateless" drug transit areas where one analyst says Shining Path guerrillas are making inroads, a sign the…

DRUG POLICY / 23 JUN 2016

Security specialist Rubén Vargas called Peru's biggest coca hub a "time bomb" while discussing the failings of the outgoing administration's anti-drug policies and outlining the challenges ahead for the incoming…

PERU / 6 OCT 2015

Peru's security forces had what seemed like the perfect plan to ambush a faction of the Shining Path guerrillas on their home turf. But things didn't play out as expected. …

PERU / 30 JUL 2015

Peru's president has declared that drug traffickers are no longer a "parallel power" in a major coca producing valley that has long been a guerrilla stronghold for the Shining Path.

GENDER AND CRIME / 28 JUL 2015

Authorities in Peru say security forces have rescued a record number of women and children from the Shining Path, drawing attention to the insurgent group's alleged recruitment practices. …

COCA / 17 JUL 2015

Colombia has surpassed Peru in coca cultivation, according to a new United Nations report, and may have reclaimed its title as the world's top cocaine producer. …

PERU / 12 JUN 2015

The Peruvian military has stepped up its efforts to destroy remote airstrips used for drug trafficking in a key rebel area, but the offensive has had little effect on the…

PERU / 2 JUN 2015

The US Treasury Department has designated Peru's Shining Path guerrilla group as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker, citing the group's involvement in taxing and protecting drug shipments. …

COLOMBIA / 19 MAY 2015

Phone taps have reportedly revealed an alliance between the Shining Path guerrillas and a Colombian drug trafficking organization in Peru's principal coca-growing region, providing further details on the rebel group's…

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