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Members of the Peruvian army.

Unpaid Peru Informants Show Issues With Compensation Programs

A group of civilian informants in Peru says the government failed to pay them the reward promised for providing information that led to a successful operation...
Peruvian soldiers destroying coca crops in the VRAEM region.

Peru Renews Military Operations in VRAEM Coca Hub

Peru's government will once again implement a militarized security strategy for the coca-producing VRAEM region, a policy which could lead to increased...
A group of Shining Path rebels

Peru’s Shining Path is Making a Comeback, Analyst Says

A politician in Peru is urging that the security forces be deployed to "stateless" drug transit areas where one analyst says Shining Path guerrillas are making...

Peru’s Coca Hub is a ‘Time Bomb’: Drug Policy Specialist

Security specialist Rubén Vargas called Peru's biggest coca hub a "time bomb" while discussing the failings of the outgoing administration's anti-drug policies and...
Shining Path leader alias 'Antonio' was the target

Peru: The Shining Path Ambush that Backfired

Peru's security forces had what seemed like the perfect plan to ambush a faction of the Shining Path guerrillas on their home turf. But things didn't play out as...

Peru Declares Premature Victory in Major Coca Producing Region

Peru's president has declared that drug traffickers are no longer a "parallel power" in a major coca producing valley that has long been a guerrilla stronghold for...
Children rescued from Shining Path

39 Women, Children ‘Rescued’ from Peru’s Shining Path

Authorities in Peru say security forces have rescued a record number of women and children from the Shining Path, drawing attention to the insurgent group's alleged...
Peru has stepped up coca eradication efforts

Colombia Overtakes Peru As World’s Top Coca Cultivator: UN

Colombia has surpassed Peru in coca cultivation, according to a new United Nations report, and may have reclaimed its title as the world's top cocaine...

Though Peru Destroys Trafficking Airstrips, Shining Path Still Profits

The Peruvian military has stepped up its efforts to destroy remote airstrips used for drug trafficking in a key rebel area, but the offensive has had little effect...