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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
A Defence Ministry report on terrorism in Peru has revealed growing links between the Shining Path rebel group and drug trafficking. The report also found that many members of the group, including its leader, have moved to the rainforest or the Andes in order to escape detection by the armed forces. State-run universities, trade unions and other social organizations were found to be the main sources for recruiting new followers. The following is the text of a report by Lenka Zajec, published on Peruvian newspaper La Republica web site on 27 July; subheadings as published:
The Army Intelligence Service (SIE), in cooperation with the Counterterrorism Directorate (Dircote), has confirmed that Filomeno Cerron Cardoso, also known as comrade "Artemio", has been located in the village of Zaipal. The Shining Path leader heads up the Huallaga Regional Committee (CRH) from this area, according to a Defence Ministry report on the current situation of …