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PERU / 31 AUG 2012

Peruvian police, including an agent who spent 17 days lost in the jungle during a botched hostage rescue mission, said that the security forces had inadequate equipment to face Shining…

PERU / 31 AUG 2012

Five Peruvian soldiers were killed in an attack reportedly carried out by the VRAE-based faction of Peru's Shining Path guerrilla group, evidence that, despite the continued state of emergency in…

PERU / 31 AUG 2012

In an uncharacteristic demonstration of political work, Shining Path guerrillas reportedly entered a rural community in one of Peru's biggest coca-producing regions and forced residents to gather and listen to…

PERU / 8 AUG 2012

The Peruvian government announced that it has extended the long-running state of emergency in the drug-producing VRAE region by 60 days, in an effort to crack down on the Shining…

PERU / 8 AUG 2012

In the fourth part of its series on drug trafficking in Peru, IDL-Reporteros looks at the methods used to move some 200 tons of cocaine a year out of the…

PERU / 8 AUG 2012

Movadef, a political party linked to the Peruvian Shining Path guerrilla group, has expressed its support for a teachers' strike and for anti-mining protests in Cajamarca, which could signal a…

PERU / 8 AUG 2012

IDL-Reporteros details the changing landscape of the drug trade in Peru’s VRAE region, whose trafficking clans are increasingly basing their operations in neighboring Bolivia.

PERU / 20 JUL 2012

After Shining Path leader Felix Huachaca Tincopa, alias "Roberto," was captured in late 2010, he provided authorities with a nearly unmatched amount of detail about the rebels' secretive drug trafficking…

INFOGRAPHICS / 19 JUL 2012

Peru is fighting on two fronts against an expanding cocaine trade and resurgent Shining Path guerrillas. The country's former top anti-drug official Ricardo Soberon told InSight Crime why the government’s…

PERU / 19 JUL 2012

Peru's government announced a new four-year strategy that will attempt to pacify the lawless VRAE stronghold of the Shining Path's last remaining faction. Unlike previous efforts, emphasis will be on…

PERU / 19 JUL 2012

A group of Shining Path guerrillas temporarily held over a dozen gas workers hostage in central Peru, which may have been intended to pressure the company to enter into a…

PERU / 30 MAY 2012

The Shining Path has launched an attack on a newly established military base in the village in central Peru where they kidnapped 36 gas workers last month, illustrating the difficulties…

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