Peru Plans Construction of 10 New Military Bases


On June 6, Peruvian Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano announced the government will build 10 counterterrorism bases in the Valley of the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers, reports El Comercio.

The area is known for both Shining Path guerrilla activity as well as drug trafficking. Cateriano noted that the military may also import new equipment for the bases from Canada.