More Shining Path News

Members of the Peruvian army.
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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.
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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
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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...
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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
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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...
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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
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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
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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...
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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...