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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...
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Peru’s Shining Path Expand Reach, Ties to Drug Trafficking

The game of cat and mouse between the Peruvian security forces and the country's chief rebel group may be having the perverse effect of forcing the guerrillas into...
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Sinaloa Cartel Expands Reach in Peru, Australia

The Sinaloa Cartel reportedly maintains two armed cells at the border between Ecuador and Peru, according to a district attorney general's office. Another report by...
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WikiLeaks: Peru Army Linked to Drug Trafficking

A March 2009 U.S. diplomatic cable from Lima written by then U.S. Ambassador to Peru, P. Michael McKinley, to Washington D.C. and released by the WikiLeaks...