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Bolivia Busts Gun Smuggling Ring as Gun Control Debate Continues
12 December 2012
InSight Crime (Bogota)
Bolivian police dismantled an arms trafficking network reportedly run by a former soldier, just as the government is discussing drafting a law that would increase penalties for smuggling weapons.
Police seized 31 weapons as part of the operation, including machine guns, rifles, bazookas, and over 3,600 bullets, reports Bolivian newspaper Los Tiempos. The former soldier who ran the smuggling network trafficked weapons from suppliers in Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru, the... (GunPolicy.org)
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Bolivia Police Seize Guns, Ammo from Suspected Traffickers [Español]
11 December 2012
[Translated summary: Bolivia police seized 32 guns, over 3,500 bullets from the La Paz home of suspected gun dealers. Two people were arrested.]
La Policía descubrió en las últimas horas una comercializadora de armamentos en una vivienda particular de la calle Agustín Ugarte de la zona Tembladerani de la ciudad de La Paz, donde delincuentes bolivianos, peruanos y colombianos acudían a adquirir las armas de fuego para delinquir.
El director de la Fuerza Especial... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Opinion (Bolivia)
Truck Drivers in Bolivia Want Law to Allow Them to Carry Guns [Espanol]
23 July 2012
Erbol Digital (Bolivia)
[Translated summary: The Executive Secretary of the Confederation of Drivers of Bolivia, Franklin Durán, said that its industry presented to the Plurinational Legislative Assembly a bill authorizing them to use firearms to defend their trucks.]
LA PAZ - El secretario ejecutivo de la Confederación de Choferes de Bolivia, Franklin Durán, señaló hoy que su sector presentará a la Asamblea Legislativa Plurinacional un proyecto de ley que les autorice el uso de armas... (GunPolicy.org)
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Bolivia Govt Seizes Shotguns, Handgun from US Vehicle
27 March 2012
Huffington Post (USA)
LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivia's interior minister says his government has seized three shotguns, a revolver and more than 2,300 rounds of ammunition from a vehicle owned by the U.S. Embassy.
The minister claims the weapons were being transported without authorization and posed a security threat.
But the U.S. Embassy says the weapons confiscated Tuesday were being transferred under an agreement with Bolivia's police. It said in a statement that Washington routinely... (GunPolicy.org)
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1/3 of Femicides Committed With Gun in Latin America and Caribbean [Espanol]
2 March 2012
RT-TV Novosti (Russia)
[Translated summary: Nearly a third of crimes against women are committed with a firearm and in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras this indicator is 60% - Small Arms Survey.]
El mayor nivel de feminicidios se registra en Latinoamérica y el Caribe. Catorce países latinoamericanos aparecen entre los 25 del mundo con la tasa más elevada de crímenes contra la mujer.
El informe de la organización de investigaciones independientes Small Arms Survey,... (GunPolicy.org)
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Brazilian Gun Industry Seeks New Markets: Africa and Asia [Portugues]
27 January 2012
[Translated summary: With the support of the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, Brazilian gun manufacturers seek new markets in countries with a history of human rights violations: Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines and Yemen. Brazil is among the six countries in the world with annual exports exceeding $ 100 million, according to recent research from Small Arms Survey. According to the Army, responsible for supervising and controlling exports from 2005 to... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Publica (Brazil)
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Latin American Governments Target Gun Runners, Countries Making Guns
28 November 2011
United Press International
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Latin America's increasingly ambitious Mercosur regional bloc is aiming to focus on small arms suppliers who are seen as being behind the region's endemic and seemingly insurmountable problem of violent crime.
The area's disparate armed groups, guerrillas with political agenda and drug-related gangs have drawn attention from Mercosur's watchdog committees as senior officials explore ways of containing organized crime, rooting out myriad networks... (GunPolicy.org)
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Brazil's New Small Arms Smuggling Frontier? The Sea
18 July 2011
Christian Science Monitor, Blog
Brazil has more gun deaths than any other country in the world, and so the phenomenon of arms trafficking is a major concern.
Almost 20 percent of guns seized in the country are foreign produced, while those that cannot legally be sold in the country are legitimately produced in Brazil and then exported, before being smuggled back in, according to a study on arms trafficking by NGO Viva Rio, in collaboration with Brazil's Justice Department.
According to a recent... (GunPolicy.org)
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Bolivia's First Firearm Law Brings Comprehensive Gun Control [Espanol]
8 January 2009
El Deber (Bolivia)
[Translated summary: Bolivia's first-ever national gun law will regulate the import, export, transfer, manufacture, transport, sale, ownership, carrying, storage and destruction of guns and ammunition].
La Ley de Armas, que fue aprobada el miércoles pasado por la Cámara de Diputados, sanciona el tráfico ilegal de armas con una pena de cinco a 15 años de cárcel y también castiga la tenencia, portación y el uso de material bélico al margen de las normas... (GunPolicy.org)
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US Ambassador Rejects Bolivian Demands to Investigate Bullets in Luggage
3 July 2007
Boston Herald / AP
LA PAZ, Bolivia — The U.S. ambassador in Bolivia on Monday rejected as "unacceptable" Bolivian demands for further investigation of an American woman with embassy ties who brought 500 bullets into the Andean country.
Ambassador Philip Goldberg met with Bolivia's foreign minister and afterward promised full cooperation in the case.
But he bristled at suggestions by President Evo Morales and other officials that the U.S. has not completely explained the case,... (GunPolicy.org)
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Latin America Armed to the Teeth With 80 Million Guns [Espanol]
3 July 2004
La Opinión (USA), Opinion
GINEBRA — Con una población conjunta de 464 millones de habitantes, 11 países — Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, México, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay y Venezuela —, poseen hasta 80 millones de armas de fuego, según revelan los resultados de la Encuesta de armas pequeñas 2004: derechos en riesgo, realizada por el Instituto de Posgrado de Altos Estudios Internacionales, dados a conocer en Ginebra la semana pasada.
Exceptuando a Ecuador, todos... (GunPolicy.org)
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