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US Troops in Peru's Coca Zone

It has been making practically no headlines outside Peru, and hardly any within, but a force of US Marines has apparently been mobilized to the Andean country—specifically to the conflicted coca-growing jungle region known as the VRAE, or Valley of the Apu...

Peru Declares No-Fly Zone Over Coca Valley

Authorities in Peru Feb. 4 announced the declaration of a no-fly zone over the conflicted coca-producing region known as the VRAEM. The head of Peru's anti-drug agency DEVIDA, Alberto Otarola (a former defense minister), spoke in blu...

Peru: Record Coke Bust Points To Mexican Cartel Penetration

A record-breaking cocaine bust on Peru's Pacific coast points not only to the country's booming production, but also the increasing role of the Mexican cartels in the Andean narco economy.

Peru: New Ops Against 'Narco-Senderistas'

Peru's National Police force has stepped up operations against what the press in the South American nation calls narco-senderistas -- surviving remnants of the Shining Path guerilla movement that control cocaine production in two remote pockets of jungle.

Peru: Cannabis Activists Stage Sit-In

Members of the group Legaliza Perú held a sit-in at the doors of Lima's conservative daily newspaper El Comercio on May 16 to protest an opinion piece by columnist Martha Meier that ran a week earlier.

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