Arms Trafficking

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.
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 06:31
Bolivian police have intercepted a shipment of machine guns and other weapons they say were being sent from the United States to Brazil.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:44

The United States Department of Defense is pursuing a new strategy for the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program of government-to-government arms sales. According to a Defense Department news release, an October 1 strategy document is “aimed at making the foreign military sales (FMS) process more responsive to allied nations’ needs by creating teams that will work closely with regional partners.” One notable aspect of this initiative might weaken provisions in existing law that ban purchasing countries’ exportation of military equipment to third countries.

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