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How Peru Beat Colombia to Be World’s Biggest Cocaine Producer

The U.S. government says that Peru has, for the first time in nearly two decades, taken Colombia's place as the world's largest producer of...
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Peru Passes Colombia to Become World’s Biggest Cocaine Producer: US

In a long-expected development, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) estimates that Peru has surpassed Colombia to become the world’s biggest...
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Peru Seeks Alternatives to Coca Eradication in Drug Policy

Peru’s new top drug official told Reuters that his government has reached an understanding with the U.S. on drug policy, with less emphasis on eradication and more...
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Military-Grade Weapons Cache Found on Brazil-Colombia-Peru Border

Brazil's Federal Police discovered a cache of military-grade weapons buried on the outskirts of an indigenous Amazon village on the border with Peru and Colombia,...
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Peru Slashes Police Leadership to Streamline Force

President Ollanta Humala's government continues its purge of Peru's police force, annoucing that some 3,500 officers will be removed over the next two...
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Humala Picks Surprise Candidate for Peru Police Chief

President Ollanta Humala selected a little-known Lima police chief to head Peru's National Police, amid a wave of shake-ups of the country's security...
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So Far, Peru Steers Clear of Iron Fist Against Gangs

Peru's government says there are some 13,000 members of youth gangs inside the country. But the situation can hardly be described as a crisis, so long as the Andean...
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US Pledges to Help Peru Fight Guerrillas, Drug Trafficking

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...
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Peru Rescues Over 200 ‘Trafficking Victims’ from Brothels in Mining Region

Peruvian authorities rescued at least 234 women, many of whom had reportedly been trafficked, from brothels in the remote region of Madre de Dios, on the...