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Nepal’s ‘lawless’ communists

Allegations persist in Nepal that the youth brigade of the ruling Maoists is responsible for intimidation, violence and murder.

Many of its members are former child soldiers who fought for the Maoists during the country’s civil war.

Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley reports from Kathmandu.

Chasing Shining Path in Peru

The Shining Path really is shining again. The formerly idealistic Maoist guerrilla force now models itself on the FARC. It supports its operations by drug trafficking. And its working. Josh Rushing embeds with the Peruvian military as it goes on raids to flush out guerrillas and destroy the cocaine labs that fund them.