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New documentary showcases different side of Peru’s cocaine valley
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Mar 25, 2017 Leave a comment

New documentary showcases different side of Peru’s cocaine valley

The short film, “Racing in Cocaine Valley,” showcases the bizarre sport of rickshaw racing popular in the VRAEM region of Peru’s eastern jungles. A deadly sport in the dangerous VRAEM region  Full Article »

Peru’s new defense minister to focus on defeating Shining Path
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Dec 7, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s new defense minister to focus on defeating Shining Path

Peru’s new defense minister, Jorge Nieto, will focus on stamping out the Shining Path guerrilla rebels who operate in the VRAEM, Peru’s main coca-producing region. Nieto announced his priorities after  Full Article »

Peru govt touts eradication efforts after coca reduction
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jul 26, 2016 1 comment

Peru govt touts eradication efforts after coca reduction

An annual UN report on coca production indicates that Peru has reduced its national production by at least 6% in 2015. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)  Full Article »

Peru’s government touts security gains in coca-producing region
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 8, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s government touts security gains in coca-producing region

President Ollanta Humala touted his government’s strategy in combating drug trafficking in the VRAEM region of southern Peru yesterday. Humala said there was “light at the end of the tunnel”  Full Article »

Peru approves law to shoot down drug planes
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 21, 2015 1 comment

Peru approves law to shoot down drug planes

Peru’s congress approved a law to allow the air force to shoot down private planes suspected of smuggling drugs over its airspace. The congressional vote yesterday was unanimous with 89  Full Article »

Peru no longer world’s top coca producer after 14% drop: UN
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 15, 2015 1 comment

Peru no longer world’s top coca producer after 14% drop: UN

Following a drop in coca leaf production, Peru is no longer the world’s top producer of the crop used to produce cocaine, the United Nations said Wednesday.