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 outlining the challenges ahead for the incoming government.
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 expected.
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 the 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 recruitment practices.