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ARMS TRAFFICKING / 22 SEP 2011

Venezuela is altering its gun policy in an effort to stem the alarming level of street violence, but the entrenched nature of gun possession in the country will prove difficult…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 20 SEP 2011

Reports of FBI agents allowing drugs to be smuggled over the Mexican border, and working for years with a top Sinaloa Cartel operative, hint at the fundamental ambiguities of the…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 9 SEP 2011

The Venezuelan government has distanced itself from Colombia's FARC rebels in recent months, but its response to the U.S.'s naming of four more high-level officials as aiding the guerrillas is…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 8 SEP 2011

The governor of Brazil’s Parana state announced a plan to use spy planes and satellites to boost security on its border with Paraguay, a key location for the trafficking of…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 26 AUG 2011

The U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy's strategy for managing the threat posed by Mexican organized crime along the Southwest border. The document sets out 10 objectives, with the…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 26 AUG 2011

On July 5, 2011, the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on the Judiciary sent a letter to Attorney General…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 22 AUG 2011

El Salvador's police reported that they had seized some 1,010 illegal firearms in the eastern part of the country in the first eight months of 2011.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 12 AUG 2011

Honduras is awash with weapons; a result of lax gun laws and a legacy of decades of civil conflict. The arms trade is flourishing in Central America and Honduras is…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 9 AUG 2011

A former officer in El Salvador's Special Forces was sentenced to 31 years in prison after attempting to sell weapons to an undercover agent posing as a member of the…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 8 AUG 2011

In the second part of a series on ungoverned spaces in Central and Latin America, Southern Pulse surveys cities in the region where the security forces have been unable to…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 4 AUG 2011

Organized crime is severely restricting the ability of journalists to operate in Paraguay, according to a report published by campaign group Reporters Without Borders.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 4 AUG 2011

Police findings point to a link between a local Salvadoran gang, based in the center of the country east of San Salvador, and the notorious Mexico-based Zetas drug gang.

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