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Former Drug Chief Warns Puno Could Become New VRAE

Former Drug Chief Warns Puno Could Become New VRAE

Peru’s former anti-drug chief, Ricardo Soberon, has warned that the southern region of Puno could become a major coca-growing region in the next five years, Radio Programas reported. Peru has seen a steady increase in the production of coca, the raw material used to make cocaine, during the past several […]

Humala: Government Won’t Allow “Status Quo” In VRAE

President Ollanta Humala said this week that the government won’t allow the “status quo” to continue in the coca-growing Apurimac and Ene river valley, or VRAE, state news agency Andina reported. The VRAE is Peru’s biggest producer of coca leaves, used to produce cocaine. Much of the area, located in south-central […]

Humala’s Approval Rating Down 5 Points In May – Ipsos Apoyo

President Ollanta Humala’s approval rating declined five points in May to 51 percent, as a result of the mishandling by joint police-armed forces of an operation against remnants of the leftist Shining Path, according to a new poll by Ipsos Apoyo. The poll, which was published by daily El Comercio, […]

Peru’s Ministers Resign Over Fight With Shining Path Rebels

Peru’s Ministers Resign Over Fight With Shining Path Rebels

Peru’s Defense and Interior ministers, a mere six months since being appointed to their posts, resigned on Thursday amid a political uproar over an operation to rescue hostages and capture Shining Path rebels who had kidnapped the 36 natural gas workers last month. The ministers faced a censure in Congress to […]