Insurgency

MRTA Leader Released, Served 25 Years

MRTA Leader Released, Served 25 Years

Peter Cardenas Schulte, considered the No.2 man in the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, MRTA, was released this week from the maximum security prison at the naval base in Callao.  He has served his 25-year sentence, on a conviction of aggravated terrorism. Cardenas was convicted in March 2006 but his time […]

Six Shining Path Rebels Killed in Skirmish with Military-Police Patrol

Six Shining Path rebels were killed  in a skirmish that left five soldiers wounded, in the south jungle of Ayacucho, in the country’s key coca growing region strategically known as the VRAEM. According to a report in La Republica, one of the rebels killed by the joint military-police force is […]

Forensic Team Finds Mass Grave in Chungui, Ayacucho

Forensic Team Finds Mass Grave in Chungui, Ayacucho

A team of forensic specialists have found the remains of 50 men, women and children in Ayacucho, in five mass graves outside the town of Oronccoy. The investigation has shown that the bodies were buried in 1985, at the height of the internal conflict between Shining Path rebels and the […]

Accomarca Massacre — Prosecutor Calls for 25 yrs

Accomarca Massacre — Prosecutor Calls for 25 yrs

Criminal Prosecutor Luis Landa is to ask for a 25 year sentence next week for 29 army staff, including subalterns and eight commanding officers, for the murder of 69 villagers in Accomarca, Ayacucho. The murder took place 30 years ago — in 1985 — at the height of the internal conflict […]