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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 sentences 16 former soldiers for 1985 massacre
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 2, 2016 1 comment

Peru sentences 16 former soldiers for 1985 massacre

A court in Peru sentenced 16 former soldiers for the 1985 massacre of 69 people in Ayacucho during the armed conflict with the Shining Path. The sentences ranging from 10  Full Article »

Peru’s military kills key Shining Path commander
Posted by Colin Post on May 21, 2016 1 comment

Peru’s military kills key Shining Path commander

Peru’s military killed Shining Path commander Abel “Comrade Alejandro” Auqui in Ayacucho on Friday. Jorge Moscoso, chief of Peru’s Joint Command of the Armed Forces, said at a press conference  Full Article »

Peru’s Kuczynski attacks Fujimori on anti-mining ‘terrorists’
Posted by Colin Post on May 13, 2016 1 comment

Peru’s Kuczynski attacks Fujimori on anti-mining ‘terrorists’

Peru presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has gone on the attack against frontrunner Keiko Fujimori after falling behind in opinion polls in 2016 elections. After recent polls show Kuczynski losing  Full Article »

Shining Path ambush kills 10 on eve of Peru’s election
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Shining Path ambush kills 10 on eve of Peru’s election

Shining Path guerrillas killed at least 10 military and civilian personnel in an ambush in Peru’s central state of Junin on Saturday. The rebels attacked a military caravan of six  Full Article »

Peru opens armed-conflict memorial museum in Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 18, 2015 1 comment

Peru opens armed-conflict memorial museum in Lima

The Lugar de la Memoria museum was inaugurated in Lima yesterday to commemorate victims of Peru’s armed conflict with the Shining Path and MRTA. While the “Place of Memory” museum  Full Article »

Three priests murdered by Shining Path beatified in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 7, 2015 1 comment

Three priests murdered by Shining Path beatified in Peru

Three priests who were murdered by Shining Path rebels in 1991 became Peru’s first martyrs beatified by the Catholic church on Saturday. Twenty-thousand people attended the beatification ceremony at Manuel  Full Article »

Witness accuses presidential candidate of rape at murder trial
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Witness accuses presidential candidate of rape at murder trial

A witness in the murder trial of Peru presidential candidate Daniel Urresti accused him of raping her twice after she witnessed the murder of Hugo Bustios. Isabel Rodriguez’s testimony implicated  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’s army kills six Shining Path rebels
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s army kills six Shining Path rebels

A firefight in the VRAEM left six Shining Path rebels dead and four of Peru’s security forces wounded yesterday. A joint patrol of Peru’s national police and military encountered a  Full Article »