Monday, 1 June 2009

Peru: 'José' Admits Ambush

'Camarada José', the current leader of the Shining Path remnants - or at least one of them - has related in a television interview how he directed attacks against soldiers in the VRAE. In addition, he admitted that he charges drug traffickers a "war tax" and claimed that he has around 300 combat-ready guerrillas at his disposal (naturally, this figure may be exaggerated).

Cabecilla de Sendero Luminoso admite que cobra cupos a narcos
(La Republica; this story is illustrated by a very old stock photo, don't take it as representative of anything that may or may not be happening in the VRAE right now)

Camarada ‘José’ admitió atentados en el VRAE
(El Comercio)

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