U.S. Ambassador rules out presence of American troops in Peru


James Curtis Struble, United States ambassador in Peru, ruled out the presence of U.S. troops in Peruvian territory to collaborate in the fight against drug trafficking, because any type of cooperation “will occur in a form that it is approved by Peruvian authorities”.

“What we are doing today is a cooperation in the air, with 24 helicopters and trained pilots; we help in the training of special troops and investigators against drug trafficking and money laundering; we cooperate in providing intelligence as well as modern equipment”, he referred.

Struble responded to a recent statement by president-elect Alan Garcia who assured that he will not allow U.S. military aid during his second time in Peru’s highest office beginning on July 28.