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Peru

23 October 2012

InSight Crime (Bogota)

Challenged by a resurgent Shining Path rebel movement and increasing drug crops, Peru's Congressional Defense Commission has set out plans for a 20 percent increase in the military and police budgets, and a doubling of the number of police officers. Jose Urquizo Maggia, head of Congress' Defense Commission, said that the police and armed forces suffer from budget shortfalls, lacking sufficient equipment. He suggested that mining taxes that are not spent by local... (GunPolicy.org)

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