Arms Trafficking

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 12:46

While guns trafficked into Mexico from U.S. stores and gun shows continue to be a blight on Mexico’s security landscape, the news about dozens of German assault rifles found near a major crime scene in Mexico last September highlight another way U.S. firearms could be fueling bloodshed in Mexico.

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 07:59
Critics of the nuclear deal with Iran have expanded their attacks to provisions they say could allow Tehran to vastly improve its abilities to provide conventional weapons to its allies.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 07:14
An ammunition heist from an Air Force base in Uruguay points to corruption in the country’s security forces, and further indicates that the generally peaceful country serves as a prominent source of weapons for South America criminal groups.
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 07:11
Reported seizures of firearms in Colombia and Mexico far outstrip those of war-torn Iraq, according to a new United Nations report, a reflection of the huge demand for illicit weapons among organized crime syndicates in Latin America.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 06:32
Sudan has been supplying weapons to South Sudanese rebels, according to a report by Conflict Armament Research (CAR). Meanwhile, in northern Kenya, Sudanese guns have been found among pastoralists.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 06:44
African countries along with China, Russia and Venezuela refused on Friday to back a UN resolution on curbing the spread of small arms, but it was still adopted after much wrangling.
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 15:06
While the U.S. government has some of the most comprehensive laws and regulations controlling arms exports, this briefing paper shows that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is missing some key controls to prevent the use of intermediaries with problematic backgrounds, particularly when DoD employs one of its new congressionally approved authorities to train and equip foreign security forces.
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 14:17

An Update of recent arms deals in the Americas 

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 07:16
Mexico's congress approved on Thursday a reform that lets some foreign agents carry arms inside the country, a significant change in a nation that has historically said the practice would violate its sovereignty.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 06:40

A By the Numbers Recap of recent happenings in Latin America

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