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PDF Peru is poised to become the focal point of global efforts to combat the production and transportation of illegal narcotics in South America. Between andU. He assured members from more than 70 delegations that Peru is committed to a global effort to reduce the production, transport, and consumption of illegal narcotics.
Today, however, the remnants of the Sendero movement protect the illicit narcotics trade and use the profits to strengthen their organization and acquire advanced weaponry. As policymakers and state security forces in Peru address these challenges, they must now also contend with a growing number of civilian self-defense forces.
Civilian actors played a crucial role in the initial defeat of Sendero Luminoso in the s, and many communities have reactivated local self-defense forces in the last few years. In some parts of Peru, armed civilian patrols confront criminal and insurgent Self defence and terrorism, and they will play an increasingly important role in addressing the challenges associated with state counterterrorism and counternarcotics efforts.
Finally, the article examines the participation of civilian actors in confronting security challenges. Many of the regions most affected by counternarcotics initiatives, however, have become increasingly militarized as key political leaders and state security forces implement these strategies.
Until recently, they have prioritized counterterrorism efforts over halting the expansion of drug cultivation and trafficking. For example, the PNP had only one base dedicated to counternarcotics efforts in the communities surrounding the Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro River valleys the VRAEM inwhile the armed forces combating terrorism had 29 bases.
A close alliance between drug traffickers and Sendero militants exacerbates the danger of militarizing counternarcotics efforts. He emphasized the need to focus on eradication: These two key actors in Peruvian counternarcotics strategy think that the key to success includes interdiction limiting supplies and transport and eradication removing crops.
Peruvian security forces have also actively engaged in counterterrorism operations.
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Armed columns of narcoterrorists took several communities by force, despite supposedly being under military protection. One civilian described the military operation that followed as a barrage of missile fire from a helicopter around the periphery of their village without clear targets.
Either one of them might take a shot at you if they see a light. Communities must avoid accusations and physical attacks from two fronts: If local farmers could make a similar living cultivating alternative crops, however, some would voluntarily grow cacao, coffee, and other plants instead of coca.
We would eradicate ourselves. It would be magnificent. They have experienced environmental degradation in the form of a disappearing jungle canopy, the elimination of native wildlife like monkeys and parrots, and widespread soil erosion.
The effects of coca cultivation have disrupted the production of other important agricultural staples such as yucca. Eradication does not work without supplementary programs that generate broad and equitable development, and finding sufficient resources to implement these programs is challenging.
A similar effort in the Upper Huallaga Valley in the mids disrupted social order and led to widespread violence until the communities were able to organize and provide for their own security.
Communities in the Cajamarca and the Piura regions of Peru originally organized rondas campesinas peasant rounds in the s to combat rampant cattle thievery. As the conflict progressed, the armed forces sometimes stepped in to co-opt these nascent organizations to provide them with logistical and material support, or in some cases to compel communities to organize if they had failed to do so on their own.
Past and present civilian participation in combating insurgent violence in this region is complicated. Although many contemporary civilian self-defense organizations in jungle communities have largely chosen not to become involved in issues related to drug trafficking and terrorism, many of the mountain communities leaving the VRAEM have recently reactivated patrols to respond to these challenges.
For example, 24 communities around Luricocha coordinate with each other to train, organize patrols, and confront contemporary security challenges that the state is either unable or unwilling to address. Small groups of civilians armed with gauge Winchester shotguns aim to deter drug trafficking and to protect the population from groups of bandits along the highway leading out of the jungle.
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