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Monday, December 10

Washington Post Peru Fears Reemergence of Violent Rebels: "Police officials said that, while the Shining Path made money from the drug trade during its first campaigns, it is bringing in far more today because of its involvement in protecting opium poppies, the key ingredient in heroin. Processed poppies fetch more than twice the price of coca, the key ingredient in cocaine." There is always plenty of reasons for revolt in Peru, so Sendero can find recruits and opportunities around the country. It's like being infected with HIV -- you can keep it from blooming into AIDS, but you'll never get rid of it in your lifetime.

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