Post Tagged with: "Ayacucho"

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 […]

Bus Accident in Ayacucho Raises March Fatality Rate

Sixteen people were killed and 36 injured in the latest road accident in Peru, raising road fatalities in March to more than 60. The accident occurred at 5:30am Monday at Km 148 on the Nazca-Puquio road in Ayacucho, where the bus veered off the road and fell 500 meters down […]

Decades Later, Families Receive Remains of Victims of Peru’s Conflict

Decades Later, Families Receive Remains of Victims of Peru’s Conflict

The remains of 80 people who were killed during Peru’s  internal conflict with Shining Path rebels have been handed over to their families for burial, decades after their deaths. The ceremony, led by the Public Prosectuor’s Office, took place in Peru’s southern Andean region of Ayacucho, which was at the center of the bloody […]

Chilling Exhibition Brings Results and Closure

An exhibition of clothing opened today in Lima’s most densely populated district, San Juan de Lurigancho, at the SOS Children’s Village.  The event follows a week-long exhibit in downtown Lima, at the Ombudsman’s Office just around the corner from the Foreign Relations Ministry. The exhibition is for identification purposes —the clothing […]