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PERU / 18 APR 2014

A an investigative media outlet in Peru has exposed a Peruvian newspaper for publishing false information regarding ties between the Shining Path rebel group and its political wing, Movadef, raising…

PERU / 17 APR 2014

An investigation into the political wing of Peru's Shining Path has revealed the extensive nature of the imprisoned guerrilla commander Abimael Guzman's involvement in directing the group, as recently arrested…

PERU / 3 MAR 2014

The Shining Path guerrillas in Peru have broken months of calm with a series of attacks against military targets, in what could be the beginning of a resurgence or alternatively…

COCA / 9 JAN 2014

The government of Peru is launching a sustained offensive against the drug trade that finances the last remaining Shining Path stronghold, the VRAEM, seeking to eradicate drug crops and destroy…

PERU / 10 DEC 2013

Authorities in Peru have declared the end of the northern faction of the Shining Path guerrillas after arresting the man believed to be its latest leader, a claim they have…

PERU / 2 OCT 2013

Drug traffickers arrested in Peru have cast light on how the Shining Path profits from the drug trade, highlighting the difference between the Peruvian guerrilla group and other Latin American…

PERU / 2 SEP 2013

“Camarada Olga” is apparently the new military commander of the Shining Path guerrillas, the first woman to hold the post, amid questions on the military capacity of the last faction…

PERU / 16 AUG 2013

The Shining Path leaders killed in a Peruvian security force ambush allegedly thought they were meeting a drug trafficker to party and enjoy prostitutes, but the trafficker had become a…

PERU / 12 AUG 2013

Peru's security forces have inflicted a blow against the country's Shining Path guerrilla insurgency after killing the rebels' second in command during a skirmish in a southern jungle region.

PERU / 1 AUG 2013

An ex-congresswoman and coca activist accused of links to the Shining Path guerrillas in Peru has been caught on tape apparently discussing drug deals with an alleged trafficker.

PERU / 31 JUL 2013

Security forces have rescued two children from the Shining Path guerrillas in Peru, drawing attention to the recruitment practices that have enabled the rebels to survive despite being severely weakened…

PERU / 25 JUL 2013

Shining Path guerrillas torched 20 vehicles belonging to a construction company in Peru that had refused to pay protection money, highlighting the rebel's continuing grip over certain strategically important areas…

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