All About Arms Trafficking

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 12 DEC 2014

A newspaper in Germany reported that 36 German guns were seized from the municipal police in Iguala, Mexico following the September disappearance of 43 student protesters, illustrating the deep ties…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 1 DEC 2014

A military official in El Salvador was sentenced to seven years in prison for arms trafficking, an indication the country could be cracking down on the widespread practice of military…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 25 NOV 2014

Endemic gun violence in Latin America and the Caribbean at times produces unintended -- and fatal -- consequences for victims of stray bullets, which pose a limited, but very real,…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 24 NOV 2014

Police in Uruguay have evidence that more than 400 people -- among them members of soccer fan clubs, soccer team directors, and at least one politician -- are involved in…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 23 OCT 2014

A group of military officials charged with stealing weapons from stockpiles have received a slap on the wrist for their offense, suggesting there's a troubling level of impunity for military…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 8 OCT 2014

In what appears to be a first, Mexico's authorities have discovered two arms manufacturing sites in the country's turbulent state of Jalisco, in what could be a new strategy for…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 25 SEP 2014

According to a US official, around half of the illegal weapons circulating in El Salvador come from the United States. This black market trade may be facilitated by the MS13…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 18 AUG 2014

A year after Venezuela enacted a new gun control and disarmament law, less than one percent of illegal weapons have been taken off the streets and the flaws initially highlighted…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 12 AUG 2014

A news report has shed light on how 1,449 grenades were stolen from a Guatemala military cache in 2013 and sold to drug trafficking organizations, a case that -- as…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 22 JUL 2014

Investigations into alleged arms trafficking by members of El Salvador's military have now reached the top, with a former defense minister, and an ex-vice defense minister and police and intelligence…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 9 JUL 2014

Authorities in El Salvador have announced the theft of four high-powered weapons from military stocks and the detention of two soldiers, in a case that highlights the role of corrupt…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 16 JUN 2014

El Salvador's street gangs have been ambushing police with military-grade weapons, leading to fears the gangs, for the first time, have police outgunned. Is the Salvadoran military the source of…

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