The Andes

Peru: Sendero harass pipeline project

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.

The Andes

Peru: life term for neo-senderista

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.

The Andes

Peru: protests over militarization of coca zone

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. 

The Andes

Peru: Lucanamarca massacre remembered

Peru's President Ollanta Humala oversaw a ceremony at Lucanamarca village, delivering a "symbolic" package of reparations for the massacre there in April 1983. 

The Amazon

Peru: will land titling undercut Sendero?

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 Amazon

Peru: indigenous development plan for Amazon

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.

The Andes

US to revise defense pact with Peru

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.

The Andes

Peru coca crop rises for sixth year: UN

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.