Shining Path

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Peru’s president Pedro Castillo  congratulating newly sworn-in prime minister  Mirtha Vásquez  in Lima on Wednesday. Photograph: Peru presidency/AFP via Getty Images

Peru’s leftwing president Pedro Castillo has announced a significant cabinet reshuffle, ousting his divisive prime minister Guido Bellido and distanci(...)

People hold signs that read ‘Béjar Out’. Minister’s resignation is the latest setback for new president Pedro Castillo, who faces a battle to have his cabinet approved by the opposition-dominated congress. Photograph: Gian Masko/AFP via Getty

Peru’s new hard-left president Pedro Castillo saw his rocky start in office worsen this week when he lost his foreign minister after just 19 days to a(...)

Peru’s new prime minister Guido Bellido (left) raises his fist next to  the president of Peru, Pedro Castillo. Photograph: Ernesto Benavides/AFP via Getty

A day after being sworn in as Peru’s president, Pedro Castillo has appointed a far-left lawmaker and member of his Marxist party, Guido Bellido, as pr(...)

 Presidential candidate of Peru Libre party Pedro Castillo: His opponents do not just accuse him of admiring communist Cuba and the chavista regime in Venezuela but  also try to link him to the Maoist guerrillas of Shining Path. Photograph:  Raul Sifuentes/Getty

In Mario Vargas Llosa’s 2016 novel The Neighbourhood, the regime of Alberto Fujimori, which ran Peru in the 1990s, is characterised as “authoritarian,(...)

Members of Peru’s Shipibo community in their traditional dress. Photograph: Didem Tali

David Sanchez doesn’t know what type of cancer his late mother suffered from. “It was just general cancer, I guess. The doctors didn’t specify anythi(...)

 Keiko Fujimori, the frontrunner in Peru’s presidential election,  waves to supporters during her closing campaign meeting in Lima on Thursday. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

After a turbulent campaign that saw two candidates disqualified by electoral authorities and two more caught up in the Panama Papers revelations, Peru(...)

Kidnap victims  disembark from an army helicopter in Junin, Peru after being rescued. Photograph: Luis Enrique Saldana/EPA

A Peruvian military operation in the Andes has secured the release of more than a dozen adults who were kidnapped by the Shining Path rebel group up t(...)

A thing of the past? Farc soldiers parading in the main square of San Vicente del Caguán, in what was then rebel-controlled southern Colombia in 2001. Photograph: Ricardo Mazalan/AP

When the Farc guerrilla movement’s chief peace negotiator said this week that Colombia’s half-century civil war was drawing to a close, it was just th(...)