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‘Shining Path’ Kills 5 Soldiers in Peru

An ambush attributed to the Shining Path guerrilla group killed five soldiers in Peru on Saturday, the eve of the presidential...
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Humala Wins Peru’s Presidency

With a narrow margin of victory, leftist candidate Ollanta Humala beat Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, to become Peru’s next...
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Colombia Moves to Increase Border Security

Colombia signed a security pact with Peru and also asked Venezela to better monitor the shared border region, in a joint effort to better combat drug...
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Bolivia Reports Flood of Peruvian Coca Base

Bolivia's vice minister of social defense, Felipe Caceres, said that 56% of the coca base seized in that country this year comes from Peru. The Special Task Force...
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Drug Money and Peru’s Elections

Organized crime has made its presence felt in the run-up to Peru’s presidential and congressional elections on Sunday, with a wave of allegations linking...
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Corrupt Cops in Peru Remain On Duty

There are over 2,000 Peruvian anti-drug police operating in the East Andes, where most of Peru's cocaine is produced. Dogged by corruption scandals, the force has...
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UN, US Coca Figures Show Limits of Monitoring Cultivation

Large discrepancies in coca cultivation figures cited by the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) and the U.S. State Department draw...
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Peru’s Human Traffickers Develop New Tactics

Peruvian NGO Capital Humano y Social Alternativo reported on new strategies employed by Peru’s human traffickers, a sign of the rapid development of this criminal...
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Peru Military Still Selling Arms to FARC: Congressman

Members of the Peruvian armed forces continue to sell weapons to Colombian guerrillas, a Peruvian congressman told press, again turning the spotlight on a well worn...