Gregorio Santos, the populist president of Peru's Cajamarca region, was comfortably re-elected—despite being imprisoned as corruption charges are pending against him.
Investigators exhumed 21 bodies at a remote hamlet in Peru's Andes—believed to be those of peasants massacred on suspicion of being guerilla collaborators in 1984.
A record-breaking cocaine bust on Peru's Pacific coast points not only to booming production, but the increasing role of the Mexican cartels in the Andean narco economy.
Peru's National Police stepped up operations against "narco-senderistas"—surviving remnants of the Shining Path that control cocaine production in two remote pockets of jungle.
Judicial authorities in Peru have opened an investigation into Interior Minister Daniel Urresti in connection with the murder of a journalist, sparking calls for his resignation.
Three leaders of Peru's Shining Path guerrilla movement, two still at large, were indicted in a US district court in New York on charges of "narco-terrorism conspiracy."
The leadership of Peru's Movement for Amnesty and Fundamental Rights (MOVADEF) was arrested in a joint police-army operation, accused of being Sendero Luminoso operatives.
A worker was wounded when presumed Sendero Luminoso guerillas fired on a camp of the Camisea pipeline consortium in the rainforest of Peru's Cuzco region.
Following a shake-up in the military high command, the Peruvian blogosphere is abuzz with rumors of an imminent coup d'etat against President Ollanta Humala.
Peru announced the capture of a top Sendero commander—and called upon neighboring Bolivia to stop stigmatizing it as a source of "narco-terrorism."
Peru's National Police said they apprehended an accused Shining Path commander—as a campaign contributor to Keiko Fujimori was blacklisted by the US as a narco-trafficker.
Peru’s jungle border with Bolivia is militarized after Bolivian authorities said a coca-eradication was team was ambushed by a Sendero Luminoso cell in the Yungas region.