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Ninth Soldier Killed In New Shining Path VRAE Attack

Ninth Soldier Killed In New Shining Path VRAE Attack

A non-commissioned army officer was killed in a new attack by remnants of the Shining Path insurgency in the Apurimac and Ene river valley, known as the VRAE, daily El Comercio reported. The officer, 38-year-old Valentin Huanca, was killed when a Shining Path sharpshooter attacked the Mazángaro counter-terrorism military base in Junin region’s San […]

Opposition Lawmakers To Support No Confidence Vote For Ministers

Opposition lawmakers say they will support a vote of no confidence for Interior Minister Daniel Lozada and Defense Minister Alberto Otarola, due to their handling of the incidents involving Shining Path remnants in the Apurimac and Ene River Valley, or VRAE, daily El Comercio reported. Spokespersons for the Alianza por […]

Prime Minister Rejects Calls To Remove Ministers Over VRAE Strategy

Prime Minister Rejects Calls To Remove Ministers Over VRAE Strategy

Prime Minister Oscar Valdes rejected Friday that Peru’s Interior and Defense ministers could be removed from their posts for their handling of a conflict with Shining Path remnants in the coca-growing Apurimac and Ene river valleys, or VRAE. Valdes said that removing Defense Minister Alberto Otarola or Interior Minister Daniel […]

UNICEF Says Shining Path Remnants Violating Convention On Child Rights

UNICEF Says Shining Path Remnants Violating Convention On Child Rights

Recent reports and photographs of Shining Path rebels in Peru’s southeast jungle have shown that the rebel group holds dozens of young children, kidnapped or born to kidnapped women, to train them as rebel soldiers. UNICEF’s office in Peru said Tuesday that the use of children by remnant groups of the Shining Path […]