Post Tagged with: "VRAEM"

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 […]

Humala Backs Legislation to Intercept Drug Planes

Humala Backs Legislation to Intercept Drug Planes

President Ollanta Humala is backing legislation that was approved in Congress last week that would allow the Armed Forces to intercept suspected drug trafficking airplanes, and shoot them down if they refuse to obey orders to land. “I think it is a positive issue because it is going to be a […]

VRAEM Coca Farmers to Meet with Premier Cateriano

Peru’s Premier Pedro Cateriano and the minister of Agriculture, Juan Benites, are scheduled to be in southeastern Peru today, for talks with members of the farmers’ federation of the Apurimac and Ene valleys, Fepavrae. Talks, which were interrupted in November last year, are focused on the government’s program to reduce or eradicate […]

Peru Ends Decades of Emergency in Coca Growing Region

Peru Ends Decades of Emergency in Coca Growing Region

After 30 years, President Ollanta Humala announced the end of a state-of-emergency in Peru’s Upper Huallaga Valley, once the country’s top coca-growing region and home to Shining Path rebels. “We’ve made the decision to give a pleasant surprise to the Upper Huallaga,” Humala said, according to RPP Noticias. “We are lifting […]