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One Soldier Killed, Four Injured in Attack on Military in VRAEM

An attack on a temporary military base on the Quinua Highway project in Peru’s Ayacucho region left at least one soldier dead and four injured, according to media reports. Newspaper El Comercio reported that the attack was carried out by alleged members of the Shining Path rebels, who operate in the area known strategically as […]

Peru On Track to Eradicate 30,000 Hectares of Coca in 2014

Interior Minister Daniel Urresti said that Peru is on its way to reaching a goal of eradicating some 30,000 hectares of coca crops this year, state newspaper El Peruano reported. Peru, the world’s top cocaine producer, has been stepping up eradication since President Ollanta Humala took office and last year […]

Peru Changes Gear for Anti-Drug Program in Top Coca-Growing Region

President Ollanta Humala announced a shift in the government’s anti-drug program in one of the world’s top coca-growing regions. In a televised interview Sunday,  President Humala said that the government would move away from plans to forcefully eradicate coca crops in mountainous jungle region of the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro river […]

Peru Replaces Anti-Drug Chief

Peru Replaces Anti-Drug Chief

Peru’s government on Wednesday replaced its top anti-drug chief, raising uncertainty about anti-drug policies in the world’s biggest cocaine producer. Carmen Masias was removed as the head of the government’s anti-drug agency Devida, and was replaced by former Defense minister Alberto Otarola. Otarola will become the third anti-drug chief since […]