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Argentina has dismantled a large arms trafficking organization
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Argentina Traffickers Buying US Arms for Sale to Brazil Gangs

Arms traffickers in Argentina bought US AR-15 rifle parts, assembled the firearms, and then transported the arsenal in a military-style truck. The intended buyers...
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Ecuador Arms Trafficking Ring More Complex Than Previously Thought

Organized crime structures are known to be moving entire arsenals from Peru into Ecuador and on to armed groups within Colombia. However, the full details about the...
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Haiti Police, Senator Implicated in US Arms Trafficking Case

A Florida gun shop owner was recently convicted for trafficking firearms to Haiti with the help of a senator and several other top government officials, raising...
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Recent Arms Seizures Underscore Risks of Venezuela’s Political Tension

Three recent seizures of military-grade weapons in Venezuela provide evidence that such arms are circulating and in demand precisely as Venezuela is suffering a...
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Ecuador Soldiers Allegedly Trafficked Weapons to Ex-FARC Mafia

An investigation into several soldiers in Ecuador who are accused of supplying weapons to an ex-FARC mafia network operating in a key border region suggests that...
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Panama Security Officials Implicated in International Arms Trafficking Network

Authorities in Panama are asking the United States for assistance in investigating an international arms trafficking network that may have included the...
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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)...