Arms Trafficking

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

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 06:41
China's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that a Chinese cargo ship was carrying legitimate military items when it was stopped in Colombia on its way to Cuba.
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 07:17
The CIA was spying on arms shipments from Libya to Syrian rebels at the time of the 2012 attack on its Benghazi facility, according to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. But a controversial Committee report asserts the CIA did not make “unauthorized” arms shipments to the Syrian rebels, further confusing what the two dozen officers and contractors were doing at the Libyan port city.

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