All About Shining Path

PERU / 1 MAR 2012

The captured leader of Peru's Shining Path rebel group has calmly admitted to ordering the deaths of more than 130 people, 32 of them civilians, but continues to deny all…

INFOGRAPHICS / 15 FEB 2012

A group of Shining Path rebels held a rally in a small town demanding the release of their captured leader, "Comrade Artemio," according to reports.

INFOGRAPHICS / 13 FEB 2012

The capture of “Comrade Artemio,” one of the last of the Shining Path rebels’ old guard to remain at large, is a security success for Peru’s government, but is unlikely…

PERU / 10 FEB 2012

There are reports from Peru that the most senior active commander of the Shining Path rebel group, "Comrade Artemio," has been severely wounded in combat, which could lead to the…

PERU / 9 FEB 2012

A movement linked to the Shining Path guerrillas has been blocked from registering as a political party in Peru, stirring up old resentments decades after the end of the civil…

INFOGRAPHICS / 7 FEB 2012

A group of alleged Shining Path rebels attacked a police station in the department of Cusco, injuring two police officers.

PERU / 19 JAN 2012

Weeks after the Shining Path guerrilla organization called for peace talks with the government, the justice minister has declared that those promoting terrorist groups will not be allowed to enter…

PERU / 15 JAN 2012

Despite promising signs that Peru’s new president was ready to take a fresh approach to drug policy, focused on attacking traffickers and not coca farmers, his unorthodox top drug official…

PERU / 11 JAN 2012

The Peruvian government has arrested a member of "Comrade Artemio’s" security detail, suggesting that the Shining Path guerrilla leader is on the run and could soon be captured or killed.

PERU / 4 JAN 2012

In 2011 Peru seized 13 tons of cocaine, just four percent of the estimated 330 tons that this Andean produced. Little wonder that drug traffickers are switching their attention from…

PERU / 23 DEC 2011

According to Peru's military intelligence, there are 500 members of the Shining Path fighting in the lawless region known as the VRAE.

PERU / 16 DEC 2011

Claims that the Shining Path is now dealing directly with Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel, if true, would put the Peruvian rebel group in the same drug trafficking league as…

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