All About Shining Path

PERU / 9 DEC 2011

Peru has focused much of its anti-drug efforts on the VRAE region, where Shining Path rebels are involved in the drug trade, but some now suggest that another region may…

PERU / 8 DEC 2011

One faction of Peruvian guerrilla group the Shining Path has issued a call for dialogue with the government, but the odds of the authorities taking them up on the offer…

PERU / 30 NOV 2011

A recent attack by Shining Path guerrillas on a military base in rural Peru may have been revenge for the seizure of a cocaine shipment, raising questions about just what…

PERU / 16 NOV 2011

Peru's police captured two suspected members of the Shining Path guerrilla group in separate operations carried out in Lima and the central Huanuco region.

PERU / 7 NOV 2011

Peru has extended a state of emergency that imposes military rule in a region known as the VRAE, which is a coca-growing stronghold for the Shining Path rebel group.

COLOMBIA / 21 OCT 2011

In a long-expected development, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) estimates that Peru has surpassed Colombia to become the world’s biggest cocaine producer.

PERU / 5 OCT 2011

The head of the U.S. military’s Southern Command visited Peru’s biggest coca growing region, and expressed the U.S.'s commitment to the fight against the Shining Path guerrilla group.

PERU / 26 SEP 2011

Peru's newly-elected President Ollanta Humala has promised to send more troops to an area of the country controlled by the Shining Path guerrilla group, but the rebels have proven themselves…

PERU / 23 SEP 2011

Peru's President Ollanta Humala has called for heightened counternarcotics cooperation with the U.S., requesting a host of new technology to assist his government in the struggle against drug trafficking.

PERU / 15 SEP 2011

Two Peruvian soldiers were killed in an attack on a helicopter carried out by Shining Path guerrillas in the remote coca-growing VRAE region.

DRUG POLICY / 18 AUG 2011

Peru's move to suspend coca eradication efforts may last no longer than a week, but it is the first real indication that President Ollanta Humala is more than willing to…

COLOMBIA / 15 AUG 2011

Peru's new president has vowed to take a hard line against the country’s Shining Path guerrillas, and appears to have modeled his strategy on Colombia’s counterinsurgency successes.

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