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Ayacucho Peru: Shining Path painted symbols showing up in historic city center

elcomercio.pe reported new signs representing the Shining Path with the acronym PCP (in allusion to the Communist Party of Peru, of the subversive organization Shining path), appeared in four points of the historic centre of the city of Ayacucho, among them, in the exterior walls of the premises of Garcilaso of the Vega of the National University of San Cristóbal de Huamanga (UNSCH) and the Temple of la Merced place where operates a branch of the University Alas Peruanas (UAP). According to intelligence, messages would have been carried out in the early morning today. Other spots were located between the three masks with Arequipa shreds, one block from the main square of Huamanga. Read Article

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Peru: 24 detained, suspected of ties with Shining Path

bbc.com reported that twenty-four people suspected of links to Peruvian militant group Shining Path have been arrested, the president says. President Ollanta Humala said they included the leaders of the organisation’s political arm, Movadef. Two of them are lawyers for the group’s founder Abimael Guzman, who was jailed in 1992. The Maoist group was effectively […]

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Peru: Sendero Rojo maintains 100 bases throughout VRAEM

EXPRESO.COM.PE reported……The Red Path terrorist group, which operates in the Vraem and its leader Victor Quispe Palomino (a) “Comrade Jose”, has spread in recent months to unimaginable limits, so it has become a force of regular features composed of a hundred bases “military” distributed throughout the Vraem, as narrated to EXPRESS hosts a deserter from […]

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Peruvian Military Destroys Clandestine Airstrip in the Jungle

From Lainformacion on May 25, 2013- Last week, a joint patrol of police and military forces destroyed a clandestine airstrip that was being used for the international transport of drugs. The airstrip was located in the jungle area of Valle de Los Ríos Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro (Vraem). The camp located near the airstrip was […]

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Cusco Peru: Shining Path may increase kidnappings after rainy season, Hunt Oil possible target

Attacks/Kidnappings my increase when Rainy season ends. Rainy season in highlands (sierra) begins September and peaks sometime between January and March, May to–August period is marked by very dry conditions with cold nights and mornings. larepublica.pe reported that intelligence sources consulted by The Republic mainly from the Joint Command of the Armed Forces confirmed that […]

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Peru: three collaborators with Shining Path detained with explosives (dynamite)

diariocorreo.pe reported that three suspected of collaborating with the terrorist group Sendero Luminoso (SL), which were in possession of explosives, were arrested by the combined patrols of the Armed Forces and National Police during a raid Pichari developed district, province of the Convention, in the Valley of the Apurimac and Ene Rivers (VRAE). Read Article

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Peru: Shining Path seeking new drug routes through La Convención

The base installation insurgency in Kepashiato and Yuveni has aimed to town to spend Ivochote as drug Ucayali and Brazil. The columns headed by Martin narco Quispe Palomino, alias ‘Gabriel’, are exploring new routes for drug passes after installation counterinsurgency base in Kepashiato and Yuveni , in the jungle of the Convention , Cusco. In […]

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Terrorists attack military airfield Cusco region Peru with explosives

A new narco attack occurred near midnight on Friday against the aerodrome Kiteni village center, Echarate district, province Convention, Cusco region, located two miles from town. According to police information the terrorist attack occurred at 11:30 pm on Friday, when a narco-terrorist squad attacked the airfield Kiteni, pinning the only two private guards, guarding the […]

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Peru: Shining Path, attempt to form extremist party

The Economist – TWENTY years ago this month, police arrested Abimael Guzmán, the founder of the Shining Path, and Elena Iparraguirre, his partner. With that, the group’s violent insurgency soon came to an end. A truth commission reckoned that the Maoist guerrilla group, which engaged in terror, was responsible for a majority of the 70,000 […]

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Belarus citizen gains political refugee status in Ecuador

Aliaksandr Barankov’s case drew attention after Ecuador granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange earlier this month. Judge Carlos Ramirez of the National Court of Justice found the political refugee status granted Mr Barankov to be justified, according to a court official. Mr Barankov, 30, had argued he could be killed if sent back […]

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Peru: Minister of Defense stated narco-terrorists supported by residents of Pangoa

Minister of Defense was quoted by Tuesday 21, said parliamentary Luis Iberico. Chief of staff said that narco-terrorists are supported by residents of the area. Exposed to danger. The death of five young soldiers of the Army Mazángaro counterinsurgency base, located in the district of Pangoa, Satipo province, Junin, “reveals that there was a real […]

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Peru: 5 soldiers killed in narco terrorist attack

noticias.terra.com.pe reported the Joint Command of the Armed Forces confirmed through a statement that five soldiers died during an attack on narco Satipo, Junin. The attack was against Mazángaro Base, located in the district of Pangoa, Satipo province, Junin. Read Article

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Narco-traffickers in Peru run universities and sports clubs

Officials have determined that narco-trafficking clans operating in the north of Peru run universities and sports clubs. The Huancayo clan is especially suspicious and is believed to engage in money laundering for the Quispe Palomino clan. According to El Comercio, these organization attempt to traffick drugs to the north, where narco-sponsored universities and sports clubs […]

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State of Emergency continues in six departments of Peru due to presence of Shining Path

The letter dictated by the executive of Peru noted that as of July 9 will be extended for 60 days a state of emergency due to the presence of the paramilitary group the Shining Path and people involved in drug trafficking. The Executive Branch of Peru, the extension of the state of emergency for 60 […]

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Peru: suspected member of “Shining Path” involved in 50 murders, arrested

The Peruvian police captured after years of searching for a suspected member of the Shining Path guerrilla group that appears involved in 50 murders, 31 of them police and military officials said. Leoncio Ruiz, “Hector”, fell in the city of San Miguel, Department of Cajamarca, in an operation that went beyond the details, appropriated the […]

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Former Peruvian President supports Humala’s battle against Shining Path

Two-time former President Alan Garcia has thrown his support behind Peru’s current President, Ollanta Humala, as the government is battling a Shining Path remnant group in a rugged, coca-growing region that has led to the recent deaths of a number of police and army officers. Garcia, who was president in the 1980s and again from […]

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Using children in armed activities by terrorists in Peru is condemned

Condemning the use of children in armed activities in the Valley of the Apurimac and Ene Rivers (VRAE) by terrorist leaders, congressmen from various beds are agreed with the complaint made by the Attorney Terrorism against these criminals for the crime of against humanity. While the legislator Luis Galarreta, Alliance for the Great Change, claimed […]

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Small group in Chile, protests demanding release of Abimael Guzman, former leader of Shining Pathof

The government of Chile to Peru sent a report on a demonstration by hikers in the capital Santiago , according to pointed out, was reduced and had no effect. This was announced by Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo , explaining that in mobilizing about 20 people participated. “According to the report of Chile, has had no […]

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Shining Path killed three members of Peru’s forces

Shining Path rebels on Friday killed three members of Peru’s security forces and wounded two others while they were searching for police who disappeared in an earlier ambush, the armed forces said. It was the latest setback to the government’s push to retake a lawless bundle of jungle valleys in southeastern Peru where a remnant […]

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Shining Path releases hostages, Peru

The 36 workers in the gas sector contractors kidnapped by Shining Path rebels in southeastern Peru were released Saturday after spending nearly six days in the hands of insurgents, said local media reports and a corporate source. Released 36 workers kidnapped by Shining Path The 36 workers in the gas sector contractors kidnapped by Shining […]

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Peru: Shining path demands large ransom and dynamite in order to release hostages

The Shining Path column on Monday kidnapped 40 workers from the gas industry has requested the Peruvian authorities on payment of a $ 11.2 million (8.5 million) and the delivery of explosive materials and equipment communication, in exchange for the release of the hostages, according to a note sent by the armed group, which was […]

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Suspected Shining Path rebels abduct Peruvian employees of Swedish company

Shining Path is the author of kidnapping Peter Yaranga terorrismo specialist and drug trafficking issues, stated that the terrorist group carried out a series of requirements in order to free the victims. After the kidnapping of 30 employees of a contractor of the Camisea consortium in the town of Kepashiato, Cusco province of La Convención […]

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Peru: member of Shining Path arrested Cusco, wanted since 2001

With an arrest warrant on 25 September 2001, last Friday the National Police arrested Onofre Mamani Pereira, a member of Shining Path under the alias “Coliton” Southern Regional Committee of that subversive group. At the time of his capture, “Coliton” sector was near Cerro Acllayoc Espinar province of Cusco, in whose division of Warrants being […]

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Ecuador: Police arrest alleged former member of Shining Path

Police arrest alleged former member of Shining Path The entity has stopped the Peruvian Gelacio Luis Alberto Vieyra Terranova, alleged former member of Shining Path, who is accused of terrorizing and killing in his country, said today in a statement. He was arrested in the province of El Oro, on the border with Peru, will […]

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Peru: Two members of Sendero Luminoso with leader when captured taken to terrorist court

Hikers Huarauya Teofilo Trujillo, aka “Cubillas’, and Julian Gaspar Lopez, alias’ Lander ‘, were taken to court Supranational Against Terrorism.Both were the only two members of that protected path ‘Artemio’ to the end, when he was captured on February 12 in the town of Tocache. Read Article

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Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) Leader Captured by Peruvian Government

Peruvian Defense Minister Alberto Otárola, announced the capture of Jose E. Flores Hala, aka “Artemio”, the leader of the Maoist Sendero Luminoso. ‘Artemio’ would have been caught near the town of Tocache, San Martin (north) and had to receive medical care, as it is badly hurt. Otárola detailed in comments reported by the official news […]

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Peruvian soldier killed in narco terrorist attack

A soldier died and two were injured by a terrorist attack on the Union Mantaro base, located in the province of Huanta, Ayacucho. The attack by a column narcosenderista against military post was recorded about 12:45 pm today, according to the Joint Command of the Armed Forces (CCFFAA). Read Article

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Former member of Shining Path captured using false identity

After three months of painstaking research, the police Special Operations Division, Directorate Against Terrorism (DIRCOTE) were able to identify, capture location and Philip Corn Corn (42), former member of Shining Path. The hiker had been a long time to evade capture have changed identity. Now Robinson called himself Hector Robles Díaz, and had even registered […]

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Peru, owner of large hacienda denies presence of Shining Path on his property

The owner of the Hacienda Louisiana located in the district of Santa Rosa in the VRAE, William Parodi, denied that their properties have appeared in red cloth with symbols of the hammer and sickle, alluding to the Shining Path, as some media Huamanga, Ayacucho. Read Article

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Shining Path fires on Peruvian military hellicopter, killing two soldiers

Military patrols were conducting counterinsurgency operations in the region of Junín when rebels fired on the aircraft. Two army officers shot killed Wednesday in a rebel attack on the rebel group Shining Path against a military helicopter in an area wracked country, the joint command of the armed forces. Read Article

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Peru: Orchestrator of 1985 Accomarca Mass Murder Returns Extradited From U.S.

According to ElUniverso.com the ex-captain of the Peruvian Army Telmo Hurtado returned to Peru after being extradited from Miami, this past Thursday July 14th. Hurtado is the main suspect in the slaughter of 69 peasants in the Ayacucho community of Accomarca during the search for members of the Shining Path in August 1985. During the […]

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Peruvian Government Compensates Shining Path Victims

According to ElComercio.pe the Peruvian government began to compensate victims of the Shining Path movement, during the years of 1980 and 2000, on Saturday July 16th. Government officials say that a total of 20 million soles will be handed out in individual increments of 10,000 soles. The president of the Ministry Cabinet Rosario Fernandez says […]

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Peru: 15 Shining Path Terrorists Apprehended, Year-To-Date

According to RPP.com.pe, since February, Peruvian police have apprehended 15 senior members of the Shining Path terrorist movement. In a raid on February 3rd in Aucayacu by the National Police of the Huallaga Front, four Shining Path terrorists were captured, responsible for selective assassinations, blackmailing and propaganda activity. Officials say that weapons, ammunition and manuscripts […]

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Peru: Ex-Shining Path Group Reject Accusations Made by Government

According to Prensa-Latina.cu members of the National Movement for Amnesty and Fundamental Rights (Movadef), established by ex-rebels of the Shining Path movement, have denounced the Peruvian government for blaming the deaths of six protesters on Shining Path members. Movadef says that the government used the Puno protest over mining pollution to persecute the Shining Path […]

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Bolivian Police Detain a Member of Peruvian Shining Path

According to RPP.com.pe the Bolivian Government today, July 1st revealed that one of the five Peruvians accused of trafficking cocaine is a member of the Peruvian Shining Path. On Tuesday, June 28th police captured one Bolivian and five Peruvians suspected of trafficking cocaine, officials report. Three of the detainees posed as agents of the Bolivian […]

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Peru: Shining Path Lieutenant Captured

According to Inforegion.pe OFIANES agents of the National Police of Peru captured Comrade “Artemio,” one of the lieutenants of the Shining Path. The Comrade is known as Larry Utia Perez or Comrade “Larry” or “Cat.” Police captured Artemio near the town of Juanjui in the San Martin region. Artemio was living in this area due […]

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UPDATE, Five Soldiers Dead in Cusco, Peru Day of Elections

RPP.com reports that severe injuries have contributed to the death of two more soldiers on the eve of the presidential runoff. Two army non-commissioned officers died earlier today from wounds suffered in an apparent terrorist attack by the Shining Path. A special commando patrol in the Apurimac and Ene River valleys was ambushed by ‘terrorist […]

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Peru, three soldiers murdered in terrorist attack Cusco before election

Alan Garcia condemned the terrorist attack Choquetira town, which troops killed Huilber Angeles Casio, Alban Towers and Zózimo Rusber Huamán Cuyo. The president, Alan García Pérez, condemned the terrorist attack last night in Cusco , in which troops killed Huilber Angeles Casio, Alban Towers and Zózimo Rusber Huamán Cuyo. “We mourn the martyrs of democracy, […]

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Peru, Sendero Luminosa strikes again

The Shining Path claimed another life this week. According to Info Región, Juan Carlos Romero Rojas, 21, was seized from his home in the village of Caimito Monday the 2nd, around midnight and was taken to nearby Pucayacu just hours later. There the Sendenistas bound his feet and shot Romero in the head by the […]

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Peru’s National Police and Army forces must unite against the Shining Path

For Ruben Vargas, an analyst on security and drug trafficking, the Army and National Police of Peru must work in a coordinated manner, to join forces and analyze all the information they have to confront and weaken the Sendero Luminoso. “It would be interesting that the armed forces to share and discuss with the police […]

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Peru, Shining Path abducts two children, Military rescues them

Vide describes how two children were rescued by a special commando unit. One of the children was being transported in a bag.

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Peru, Operacion Relampago II takes down another Shining Path member

As part of Operation Lightning II, Huallaga Police Front troops captured a team member of Sendero Luminoso selective annihilation identified as Wilder Utia Pezo, better known as Toro. However, his son Larry and Gresilio Utia Veramendi Meza Perez escaped the police cordon. Read Article

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Peru, Sendero Luminoso using new fronts and routes

SL opens new fronts and routes of drug off-axis-Vizcatán VRAE El Comercio, emerged as armed spectra from the extensive cultivation of sugar cane and Rondayacu Uchubamba, two forgotten villages in the jungle of Jauja. One look was enough, the peasants had to think hard to conclude that those strange Andean leave armed with AKM rifles […]

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Peru, National Police capture member of Shining Path

National Police officers seized the suspected Shining Path Sergio Campos Rojas, alias Comrade “Sergio” in the town of Huari (Ancash), after a patient monitoring began several months ago. PNP General César Mendoza, Sergio Campos said that Rojas is as requisitions for justice from the March 31, 2006, for the crime of terrorism. Read Article

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Shining Path harasses coca eradication camp

Contingents of the Shining Path fired guns yesterday at workers of the CORAH Special Project, at a time when the eradicators rested from the daily work at their camp in the area of Canute, jurisdiction of the province of Tocache, San Martín region.Read Article

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Peru, Shining Path(Sendero Luminoso)murders father and son

A father and son were brutally murdered after being removed from their home by members of the Shining Path(Sendero Luminoso). They were beaten and then gunned down and were accused of being snitches. The crime occurred in the town of Santo Domingo de Huacaybamba, northeast of Huanuco region on the border with the province of […]

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Peru – Peruvian army has purchased a MicroFalcon UAV

The Peruvian army has purchased a MicroFalcon UAV system from manufacturer Innocon of Israel. Read Article

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WikiLeaks: US frets over Peru’s army, resurgent Shining Path

U.S. diplomats in Peru are keeping a close eye on the steady resurgence of the fanatical Sendero Luminoso insurgency but find that corruption in Peru’s army stymies efforts to fight the Maoist group, U.S. diplomatic cables show. A U.S. cable written in November 2009 said Lima urgently needed a better strategy “for turning the tide […]

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