All About Arms Trafficking

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 9 JUN 2011

The Caribbean nations of Barbados, Grenada and St Lucia signed up to an Organization of American States security program aimed at combating arms trafficking in the region.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 2 JUN 2011

El Salvador has called for regional action to stop weapons being stolen and sold to Mexican drug traffickers. But as a look at recent incidents in Central America shows, these…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 27 MAY 2011

Colombia's authorities seized more than 1,000 firearms and arrested nearly 800 people in a nationwide operation against arms trafficking.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 24 MAY 2011

A huge rise in gun seizures in Mexico, which have gone up 16-fold over the last four years, indicates the failure of customs authorities to stop weapons entering the country…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 12 MAY 2011

A top Department of Homeland Security official told a House of Representatives committee that there is no need to designate Mexico's drug gangs as foreign terrorist groups, as the U.S.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 6 MAY 2011

The debate over a United States gun trafficking probe known as Operation Fast and Furious is heating up, and the Justice Department is facing questions over its knowledge of the…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 6 MAY 2011

The U.S. Border and Customs Protection agency will open seven new control booths along the border with Mexico at the crossing in Nuevo Laredo, Texas, the Associated Press…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 25 APR 2011

As Mexican cartels infiltrate Central America, corrupt elements within the region’s militaries from places like Honduras are providing them with arms far superior to those of local police. But the…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 8 APR 2011

Guatemala admits that its military has trained and even armed violent Mexican drug gangs like the Zetas. But just how far are Guatemala's criminal…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 2 APR 2011

The latest headlines about gun running from the United States south to Mexico may involve the resignation of Mexico’s attorney general on 31 March, but at the heart of the…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 30 MAR 2011

According to a U.S. State Department cable released by whistleblower site, WikiLeaks, via La Jornada, the most lethal weapons used by the Mexican cartels come from Central American…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 14 MAR 2011

Alongside the publication Sunday of an Op-Ed by President Barack Obama in the Arizona Daily Star, calling to reinforce existent U.S. gun control laws regarding background checks,…

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