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PERU / 18 JUL 2013

Peru anti-drug police detained at least 20 people on July 14, including a former lawmaker and noted activist for coca growers, accusing them of collaborating with guerrilla group the Shining…

MONEY LAUNDERING / 14 MAY 2013

Peruvian authorities have praised the outcome of a police operation carried out in late April, which saw the seizure of tens of millions of dollars worth of cash and property…

PERU / 28 MAR 2013

The Peruvian government has reinstated a military draft in order to counter a shortfall of 30,000 personnel, as the country militarizes its fight against drug traffickers and Shining Path…

PERU / 13 FEB 2013

Peru is to construct a controversial new airfield and military base for anti-narcotics operations in the drug trade heartland, the VRAE, in what the authorities say is a response to…

PERU / 10 JAN 2013

In a surprise move, Peru's Shining Path leader, alias "Comrade Artemio," says he will no longer invoke his right to remain silent and will testify in court, after contracting a…

INFOGRAPHICS / 27 NOV 2012

The faction of the Shining Path rebels based in the VRAE region of central Peru have moved their center of operations out of the increasingly militarized area, according to reports.

PERU / 23 OCT 2012

Challenged by a resurgent Shining Path rebel movement and increasing drug crops, Peru's Congressional Defense Commission has set out plans for a 20 percent increase in the military and police…

PERU / 16 OCT 2012

Peru will install ten new military bases to wrest control of the VRAE river valley from the Shining Path’s remaining guerilla faction, highlighting the country's growing reliance on the armed…

PERU / 12 OCT 2012

A faction of the Shining Path is considering shifting their drug trafficking routes closer to Brazil and into a region where one of Peru's most important energy projects is…

EXTORTION / 8 OCT 2012

Suspected Shining Path rebels destroyed three helicopters that were carrying out work on a gas pipeline running through Peru's lawless VRAE region, highlighting the group's continued control of the area…

PERU / 11 SEP 2012

Twenty years after the capture of Shining Path founder Abimael Guzman, some in Peru are concerned that the guerrilla group may be on the verge of a political resurgence.

INFOGRAPHICS / 31 AUG 2012

A clash between police and coca growers left at least two people dead in one of the epicenters of Peru’s coca production, a reminder of the state’s inability to properly…

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