Peru Defeats Shining Path’s Huallaga Faction as VRAEM War Rages On

By Geraldine Cook
June 21, 2013

The sentencing of one of Peru’s most infamous rebels to life in prison means the virtual elimination of the Shining Path’s powerful Huallaga Front — and a major victory in the government’s decades-old battle to wipe out the Maoist terrorist group once and for all.