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Peru’s Shining Path turns from Mao to cocaine

Peru’s Shining Path guerrillas could be gaining strength again more than a decade after they almost disappeared, but they are now more active in the cocaine trade than in fomenting Maoist revolution. The group, which posed a major threat until its leadership collapsed in the early 1990s, is believed to have a few hundred active fighters split between two main coca growing areas, one in the Huallaga valley in the north and the other in south-central Peru, east of the Andes mountains. Full Story

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