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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:17:25 -0800

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Peru: Brit Fatally Stabbed By Canadian At Peru Spiritual

Sat, 19 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 19 Dec 2015 - Fight Breaks Out After Pair Who Were 'Like Brothers' Reportedly Took Psychedelic Drug Ayahuasca A spiritual retreat in Peru turned deadly when a 29-year-old Canadian allegedly stabbed a British man after the pair took a hallucinogenic brew.

Peru: Talks Put Spotlight On Cocaine's Return To Bedevil Peru

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT

Seattle Times, 25 Jun 2012 - LIMA, Peru Peru's struggle with a resurgent cocaine trade is in the spotlight as it hosts nearly 60 nations in a conference on illicit drugs beginning Monday. The Andean country's cocaine production likely now exceeds Colombia's, making it the world's No. 1 source of the illicit drug, the United States and United Nations say.

Peru: Cocaine Expansion In Peru Raises Fears Of Global Spread

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT

Wall Street Journal, 26 Jun 2012 - But new techniques have given this Ticuna Indian village near the banks of the Amazon River in Peru a surprising distinction in the global drug trade: It is now home to some of the world's fastest expanding plantations of coca, the raw material in cocaine. The United Nations' annual drug report, to be published Tuesday, is expected to document the big changes in the global cocaine business that are helping drive coca cultivation and cocaine consumption deep into Peru's Amazon near its border with Brazil. Traffickers are adapting to declining cocaine consumption in the U.S. by pioneering new markets and smuggling routes in places such as Brazil, recent U.N. data show.

Peru: Coca Production Makes a Comeback In Peru

Mon, 14 Jun 2010 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 14 Jun 2010 - TINGO MARIA, Peru -- Coca cultivation is surging once again in this country's remote tropical valleys, part of a major repositioning of the Andean drug trade that is making Peru a contender to surpass Colombia as the world's largest exporter of cocaine. Mexican and Colombian drug trafficking rings are expanding their reach in Peru, where two factions of Shining Path guerrillas are already competing for control of the cocaine trade.

Peru: Peru Battles Thriving Drug Trade

Tue, 22 Sep 2009 07:00:00 GMT

Wall Street Journal, 22 Sep 2009 - LIMA, Peru--Surging cocaine production is rattling Peru after years of relative calm, raising fears that the associated increase in violence and corruption could derail one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America. The cultivation of coca, and the capacity to make cocaine from it, have been steadily rising in Peru, while neighboring Colombia has been aggressively cracking down on production. Peruvian cocaine exports, according to one study, have overtaken those from Colombia, though Colombia remains the world's leader in cocaine production.

Peru: Peru Sees Cocaine Making A Comeback

Sun, 23 Mar 2008 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar 2008 - After a lull, production is rising, feeding demand in Brazil, Europe and East Asia, officials say. With flashy cartel men replaced by a piecemeal network, the trafficking is harder to combat. SANTA LUCIA, PERU -- Rustic mule trains ferry vital chemicals to clandestine jungle labs.

Peru: Violent Cartel Culture Now Threatens Peru

Tue, 03 Apr 2007 07:00:00 GMT

Christian Science Monitor, 03 Apr 2007 - Mexican and Colombian drug traffickers are importing a far more brutal operating style to Peru, say authorities. This message chilled Sonia Medina the most: "Listen, we know who your daughter is," the anonymous threat came via text message over her cellphone. "And we think she is good-looking."

Peru: Nelson Asks Peru To Reopen Case Of Reporter's Death

Tue, 03 Apr 2007 07:00:00 GMT

Tallahassee Democrat, 03 Apr 2007 - LIMA, Peru - He was a strapping and fearless reporter originally from Tallahassee who wanted to earn his stripes to become a foreign correspondent. So Todd Smith headed to the drug-trafficking hub of Uchiza in central Peru and photographed the small planes loaded with semi-refined cocaine bound for Colombia.

Peru: In Peru, a Move to Get Farmers to Trade in Fish Rather Than Coca

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 08:00:00 GMT

Christian Science Monitor, 04 Jan 2007 - A New Program Aims To Help Coca Growers Raise Paiche, A Huge, Endangered Fish Known For Its Flaky Meat. Pucallpa, Peru -- Teofilo Tapullima knows first hand the dangers that lurk beneath the muddy waters of Peru's Amazon jungle: Piranhas, fresh-water rays, and the giant paiche fish, to name a few.