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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...
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Trafficking Firearms in Honduras

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...
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Closing the Gaps on Firearms Trafficking in Honduras

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...
Pistols were the most common weapon seized from crime scenes
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New Data Reinforces Link Between Guns, Violence in Latin America

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...
Faouzi Jaber pleaded guilty to US criminal charges on July 25
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DEA Agents Posed as FARC to Net International Arms Trafficker

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,...
Police and civilians in Rio de Janeiro
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Residents of Rio, Brazil Flee Amid Growing Violence: Report

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...
José Luis Merino
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US Congress Members Request Investigation of El Salvador Official Linked to Organized Crime

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...