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Peru's Sendero Luminoso: Still a Threat?

LADB Article ID: 78541
Category/Department: Peru
Date: 2012-03-23
By: Elsa Chanduví Jaña

The capture in Peru of the last member of Sendero Luminoso's Comité Central still at large was characterized as an important setback for the terrorist group; however, the ideological battle against the group has clearly not yet been won. On Feb. 12, 50-year-old Florindo Eleuterio Flores Hala, known as Artemio, was captured. For the past 28 years, he had dominated the Valle del Alto Huallaga, one of the principal coca-leaf producing areas in Peru's north-central jungle region.

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