Post Tagged with: "Coca"

Peru in Talks with EU for Anti-Drug Support

Peru’s anti-drug agency, Devida, is in talks with the European Union to obtain 34 million Euros ($43 million) to support the country’s anti-drug efforts, state news agency Andina reported. Carmen Masias, the head of the agency, said that Peru could receive the funds in 2013 and they would mainly be used for […]

In Huanuco, Humala Says Development Key To Overcome Rebel Groups

In Huanuco, Humala Says Development Key To Overcome Rebel Groups

President Ollanta Humala, during his visit to the region of Huanuco, said the best way to defeat remnants of violent guerrilla groups is through development and infrastructure, state news agency Andina reported. Humala pointed to the hydroelectric project in Chaglla, located in Huanuco, which he says will help bring peace to […]

Peru Prepares Major Offensive Against Shining Path In VRAE – Report

President Ollanta Humala’s government is preparing a large-scale offensive against remnants of the Shining Path insurgency in the isolated coca-growing Apurimac and Ene river valleys, or VRAE, daily El Comercio reported, citing Reuters. The report said the offensive is the biggest in almost two decades, and seeks to deliver a […]

Peru’s coca growing areas increase for 4th consecutive year, UN reports

Peru’s coca growing areas increase for 4th consecutive year, UN reports

Peru’s failure to stem the growth of coca production was reconfirmed in the United Nations’ International Narcotics Control Board report, released this week.   Also released this week was the U.S. State Department’s annual report on International Narcotics Control Strategy. According to the UN report, in 2009 the number of hectares used for […]