All About Arms Trafficking

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 23 AUG 2017

Honduras does not produce weapons, but weapons are trafficked into the country in numerous ways.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 23 AUG 2017

The weapons trade within Honduras is difficult to monitor. This is largely because the military, the country's sole importer, and the Armory, the sole salesmen of weapons, do not…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 23 AUG 2017

As set out in this report, the legal structure around Honduras' arms trade is deeply flawed. The legislation is inconsistent and unclear as to the roles of different institutions,…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 14 AUG 2017

New US government data tracking the international flow of firearms provides additional evidence that guns remain a driving force behind high levels of violence and insecurity in Latin America.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 26 JUL 2017

A man from the Ivory Coast has pleaded guilty in a US court to offering support to undercover DEA agents posing as members of Colombia's FARC guerrilla group, raising questions…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 11 JUL 2017

Residents of Rio de Janeiro are fleeing as rates of lethal violence are increasing, and citizen-led efforts to help people stay out of the crossfire do not address the…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 23 JUN 2017

Fourteen members of the US Congress, including Democrats and Republicans, signed a letter on June 21 in which they called upon the Treasury Department to open an official investigation of…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 15 JUN 2017

Press reports have raised the alarm on decreasing gun seizures in Mexico and their possible impact on homicides, but the bigger issue may be the sheer size of Mexico's black…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 5 JUN 2017

The recent seizure of 60 sophisticated military rifles originating from Miami in Río de Janeiro's international airport has exposed a massive arms trafficking network that may potentially be arming Brazil's…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 28 APR 2017

Authorities in Colombia arrested an alleged intermediary of the EPL rebel group in charge of acquiring weapons from Venezuela's military, a reminder that the current crisis in Venezuela is having…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 4 APR 2017

A new report from a US government watchdog has found that multiple agencies were at fault in a series of 2010 investigations of Texas arms traffickers, whose contraband was subsequently…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 31 MAR 2017

The street gang MS13 is reportedly selling weapons in El Salvador's capital, a sign that the gang might be seeking new revenue streams.

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