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Armed police clash with drug traffickers in 205-kilo VRAEM cocaine lab raid
Posted by Mathew Di Salvo on Dec 3, 2017 Leave a comment

Armed police clash with drug traffickers in 205-kilo VRAEM cocaine lab raid

Armed police in Peru clashed with drug traffickers this week while raiding a cocaine factory in the south of the country.

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’s defense minister faces censure for journalist intimidation
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 12, 2016 1 comment

Peru’s defense minister faces censure for journalist intimidation

Peru’s Congress will vote whether to impeach defense minister Jakke Valakivi two weeks from the end of his term for his attempt to charge journalists with treason. Valakivi had requested  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 »

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 »

Child killed after finding grenade in Peru’s jungle
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Child killed after finding grenade in Peru’s jungle

One child was killed and four injured after they found a grenade in a region of the VRAEM used for military training. The five indigenous children found the grenade near  Full Article »

Peru army officer arrested for drug trafficking
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru army officer arrested for drug trafficking

Police have arrested an army lieutenant for providing information to drug-trafficking gangs in the VRAEM region of Peru. Police arrested army lieutenant Wilber Delgado in the Satipo province of Junin  Full Article »

Who is Gerald Oropeza?
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Who is Gerald Oropeza?

Gerald Oropeza was Peru’s most wanted fugitive when he was arrested in Ecuador and extradited to Peru on Sunday for money laundering and drug trafficking charges. Nicknamed “Tony Montana,” Oropeza  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 »