Shining Path

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Peru Captures Rebel Leader

Shining Path no longer a threat in Peru: President Ollanta Humala

(Newser) - Peruvian troops have captured the head of a faction of the Shining Path rebel group, responsible for thousands of deaths in the 1980s and 1990s. The capture of Comrade Artemio marks the effective end of the group, which was fueled by the cocaine trade, said Peruvian President Ollanta Humala. Artemio,... More »

Peru Army Cracks Down on Amazon Eco Uprising

(Newser) - The Peruvian Army has imposed a curfew and set up checkpoints following deadly clashes with indigenous tribes protesting plans to drill for oil and gas in ancestral homelands in the Amazon region, reports the BBC. Dozens of people, both police and protesters, were killed in the clashes that mark the... More »

Peruvian Rebel Group Finds New Life

Shining Path kinder, gentler and more ideologically muddled, but still deadly

(Newser) - All but forgotten, Peru's Shining Path guerrilla group has again become a force to be reckoned with, killing more people in October than it had in any month since the 1990s, the Washington Post reports in a look at its secretive ranks. Today’s drug-financed Path leans more liberal narcoterrorist... More »

Fujimori Sentenced to 6 Years

Former Peruvian president guilty of abusing power

(Newser) - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was sentenced yesterday to six years in prison for abuse of power. He was convicted of ordering the theft of evidence of widespread political corruption collected by his former intelligence chief. Fujimori, 69, began a separate trial Monday on kidnapping and murder charges related to... More »

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