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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Jaime Antezana
Under cover of darkness, anti-drug agents boarded the rusted barge moored at this remote Amazonian port city, close by the lawless jungle border with Colombia.
A rebel army that struck fear in Peru in the 1980s has dropped its Maoist ideology and evolved into a multimillion-dollar cocaine-smuggling gang with suspected ties to Mexican drug cartels.
A rebel army that struck fear in Peru in the 1980s has dropped its Maoist ideology and evolved into a multimillion-dollar, cocaine-smuggling gang with suspected ties to Mexican drug cartels.
"This is the balloon effect," said Jaime Antezana, a terrorism specialist with InterAmerican Security Watch. "The successes of Plan Colombia mean that drug runners are moving to what they perceive as safer grounds in Peru."
"This group should not be called the Shining Path," said Jaime Antezana, who is considered an authority on Peruvian terrorism.