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

Posted on December 14, 2010 • Filed under: Peru, Politics, Shining Path, Terrorism

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 against a re-emerging” Sendero Luminoso, also known as the Shining Path.
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