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Congressional Research Service – ‘Gun Trafficking and the Southwest Border’

In this report by Vivian S. Chu and William J. Krouse for Congressional Research Services, issued September 21, 2009 by Congressional Research Service for members...
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Woodrow Wilson Center: ‘U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Mexico: New Data and Insights Illuminate Key Trends and Challenges’

In a study written by Colby Goodman and Michel Marizco in September 2010, for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Mexico Institute, at the...
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In U.S. Arms Trafficking Case, Mexico is Not to Blame

During a press conference announcing the arrest and breakup of a United States-based arms smuggling ring, the U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis K. Burke said, “The...
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E-mails: FARC Planned to Buy Illicit Arms from Neighbors

On Saturday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos released a series of intercepted emails between leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in...
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Guatemala to Assess Public Security Near Border After Week of Violence

The mayors of Huehuetenango, a western department in Guatemala known for high levels of drug-related activity, have called on the federal government to increase...
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Venezuela to Manufacture Kalashnikov Rifles

In a move that many analysts see as potentially destabilizing for the region, Venezuela will begin to manufacture Kalashnikov rifles with the assistance of Russian...
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WikiLeaks: US Worried About Islamic Militants In Tri-border Region

In a cable sent to the US Embassy in Asunción, released by WikiLeaks, US officials outline the "need" to obtain information about Islamic militant activity, its...
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Colombia Arms Trafficking Ring Included Ex-Police, Witch

With occasional advice from a "witch," a group of police and military officials sold arms to the FARC's 48th Front, Colombian news media is...
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Counter-Arms Trafficking Measures Yield Mixed Results

Lack of inter-agency cooperation is hindering efforts to stem arms trafficking at the U.S-Mexico border, says a 2009 draft report issued by the Justice...
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5 Arrested in Jalisco with C-4; Part of New Alliance

Five men, two of them ex-military, carrying explosives, weapons, flak jackets and T-shirts with the letters "MFG" were arrested in Jalisco, El Universal is...
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CIACS

Guatemala's 40-year civil war laid the groundwork for many criminal organizations, including several that spawned from state intelligence and military services....