All About Shining Path

PERU / 8 SEP 2014

Peru's Shining Path rebel movement has released a video showing its fighters, several very young, parading with an impressive arsenal, as the group seeks to show it is still a…

PERU / 23 JUL 2014

A US indictment against commanders of Peru's Shining Path guerrilla group is a boost to the Peruvian security forces' campaign for increased US support against the insurgency. However, the charges…

COCA / 16 JUL 2014

Government figures show Peru is on track to meet its 2014 coca eradication goals, but the authorities' focus on central areas at the expense of the VRAEM region betrays ongoing…

PERU / 14 JUL 2014

According to the UNODC, the number of hectares of coca cultivated in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia has decreased. Somebody should tell that to the drug traffickers in Peru's VRAEM region,…

COCA / 17 JUN 2014

Peru has become the biggest cocaine producer and exporter in the world. In the main cultivation region, farmers make their living selling coca leaf with no questions asked. Those in…

COCA / 6 JUN 2014

Peru has slashed its coca eradication goal in the country's main coca growing region and backed away from plans for forced eradication, confirming a dramatic policy u-turn it says is…

PERU / 15 MAY 2014

Peru is poised to become the focal point of global efforts to combat the production and transportation of illegal narcotics in South America. Between 2006 and 2011, US agencies provided…

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…

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