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US Easing of Gun Export Controls Could Send New Wave of Arms to LatAm

US President Donald Trump has approved a new reform that will ease firearm export controls for US weapons manufacturers, which could have an adverse effect on the...
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Chile Dismantles ‘First’ Arms Trafficking Ring Importing US Weapons

Authorities in Chile say they have uncovered the first international arms trafficking network importing guns from the United States to be resold in the South...
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Rising Brazil Border Seizures Troubling Sign for the Region

Even without significant investment in border security, weapons and narcotics seizures along Brazil's borders have increased over the last year, giving rise to the...
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Brazil’s PCC Expands Criminal Activity, Trafficking Arms From Venezuela

A criminal group has been reported smuggling weapons of war out of Venezuela to expand their illegal activities, taking advantage of the country's economic crisis,...
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Report Highlights How Venezuela Crisis Fuels Piracy, Contraband in the Caribbean

A small patch of water between Venezuela’s eastern coast and the shores of Trinidad and Tobago has become a dangerous haven for pirates and criminals smuggling...
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One Firearm Seized Every Two Hours in Guatemala

Since 2014, there have been more firearm seizures than homicides committed with guns in Guatemala. Guatemala’s National Police (Policia Nacional Civil – PNC)...
Firearms often end up where criminal groups operate
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Guatemala Arms Trafficking Routes Mirror Drug Trafficking Hot Spots

A new report has provided additional information on arms trafficking routes in Guatemala, showing that they appear to mirror the drug trafficking hot spots utilized...
The vast majority of murders in Honduras are committed with firearms
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Honduras Police Respond to InSight Crime Firearms Trafficking Investigation

As congress debates new legislation regarding firearms, authorities in Honduras have publicly responded to the recent publication of an InSight Crime investigation...
Firearms are used in a large majority of murders in Honduras
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Weekly InSight: Special Investigation on Firearms Trafficking in Honduras

In our August 24 Facebook Live session, Co-director Steven Dudley and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke about InSight Crime's new special investigation on firearms...
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Firearms Trafficking in Honduras: Introduction and Major Findings

Honduras has one of the highest homicide rates in the world, and some 75 percent of these homicides are committed using guns.[1] The world average is closer to 50...
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Counting Firearms in Honduras

Estimates vary widely as to how many legal and illegal weapons are circulating in...
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Trafficking Firearms Into Honduras

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