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’s high court sentenced “Comrade Artemio,” one of the last “historic” leaders of the Shining Path guerilla movement, to life in prison on terrorism and drug trafficking charges.
Peasants protested in Peru's coca-producing Apurímac-Ene River Valley after army troops fired on a public transport microbus, injuring nine. A state of emergency permits impunity.
Peru's President Ollanta Humala oversaw a ceremony at Lucanamarca village, delivering a "symbolic" package of reparations for the massacre there in April 1983.
Peru’s Congress has opened a high-profile investigation into a contract with Israeli security firm Global CST, entered into by the previous government of Álan García.
Peru is titling campesino lands in the Huallaga Valley in a bid to undercut support for Sendero Luminoso—but communal title is being phased out under neoliberal dogma.
The Inter-ethnic Association for Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP) issued a “Plan for the Full Life of the Amazon,” calling for indigenous-directed development projects.
Leon Panetta in Lima secured an agreement to revise Washington’s 60-year-old defense cooperation pact with Peru—as Sendero guerillas attacked pipeline infrastructure.
A new report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says that Peru has now achieved rough parity with Colombia in coca production, with vast new areas coming under cultivation.
Peru’s National Police say a Cessna full of cocaine intercepted at a clandestine jungle airstrip reveals that Sendero Luminoso guerillas are working with Bolivian drug lords.
After a new Shining Path attack left five soldiers dead in Peru’s jungle, anti-terrorism prosecutor Julio Galindo said the guerillas control illegal gold-mining operations.