Peru: Most violent political campaigns since 2000

Posted on October 5, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Peru, Politics, Social Issues reported Voters across Peru are choosing mayors, governors and municipal councils following the most violent campaign since 2000, with hundreds of candidates suspected of ties to drug trafficking.

Two mayoral candidates have been slain in gangland-style killings, both in cocaine-trafficking corridors. On Friday, two police officers were shot and killed in an ambush blamed on drug-funded rebels in the Apurimac and Ene river valley, the world’s top cocaine-producing region. Read Article

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