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Gun Runners: Arms Trafficking to Mexico

The GunRunners joint investigative project -- which includes Frontline, the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Investigative Reporting Project -- tracks the...
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Black Market Weapons Find New Routes to Mexico

Contralinea magazine details the routes by which guns are trafficked into Mexico, including the flow of arms from the U.S. directly to Guatemala, and then over...
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Obama: ‘Impossible’ to Stop Gun Trafficking South

U.S. President Barack Obama said his administration has no plans to implement new controls on arms sales, despite acknowledging the severity of the problem of...
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US Gun Scheme Armed Sinaloa Cartel: Report

Guns that were sold to suspected cartel middlemen under the U.S. government's "Fast and Furious" anti-arms trafficking scheme ended up in the hands of Mexico's...
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FBI, DEA to Release Documents on ‘Operation Fast and Furious’

Congress investigators have given the FBI and DEA until July 25 to produce documents relating to a much-criticized anti-arms trafficking scheme, known as "Operation...
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Justice Dept Under Fire for Mexico Weapons Sting

The debate over a United States gun trafficking probe known as Operation Fast and Furious is heating up, and the Justice Department is facing questions over its...
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Sinaloa Cartel Sought Anti-Aircraft Missiles

In a sign of the increasing level of sophistication of Mexico’s drug cartels, two men admitted in court this week that they attempted to purchase military-grade...
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Cable: Honduran Military Supplied Weaponry to Cartels

As Mexican cartels infiltrate Central America, corrupt elements within the region’s militaries from places like Honduras are providing them with arms far superior...
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InSight: Gun Traffickers Arrested in Texas a Wake-up Call?

Monday's arrest of three men in Texas for trafficking guns, one of which was apparently used in the attack which killed U.S. agent Jaime Zapata in mid-February,...
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RawFeed: State Dept Traces Narco Grenades

Retailers in the U.S. are a major source of weapons for Mexican drug trafficking organizations, but many of their armaments are from military...
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Mexican State Police Seek Increased Firepower

As Mexico’s drug war heats up, local police officers often find themselves outgunned by drug gangs, many of which have purchased combat arms at U.S. gun shops and...
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In Gun Case, U.S. Govt Has a Look in the Mirror

It took the death of one its own agents to get the United States Government to begin an inquiry into why federal authorities often watch while guns, purchased by...