Terrorism: June 16, 2005


Following in the footsteps of a number other failed insurgent groups, the ultra-radical Peruvian Sendero Luminoso movement has recently begun dabbling in the drug business. Several times recently, Sendero Luminoso forces have attacked Peruvian and international anti-drug personnel. The objective of this move seems to be two-fold, first to continue to prosecute the "armed struggle" against the Peruvian government and, secondly, to develop ties with local narcotics cartels, in return for financial support.


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