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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 »

Lefty Leads Fujimori Scion in Peru Vote

Ollanta Humala leads by roughly 5%; recount could loom

(Newser) - Peru went to the polls today in a heated presidential election that put a leftist former military officer in a slight lead over the daughter of jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori, reports Reuters. Early returns gave Ollanta Humala roughly a 52% lead over Keiko Fujimori's 47%, but overseas votes could... More »

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