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IEPADES. 2001 ‘Background (Antecedentes).’ Firearms Proliferation in Guatemala (Proliferación de Armas en Guatemala), p. 1. Guatemala City: Instituto de Enseñanza para el Desarrollo Sostenible (IEPADES). 1 January

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Existen más de 170,000 armas registradas legalmente en el país: si de las decomisadas por la PNC, menos del 10% están registradas legalmente, esto significa que podemos encontrarnos hasta un millón 600,000 armas circulando ilegalmente en el territorio nacional.

[PNC: Policía Nacional Civil de Guatemala]


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There are more than 170,000 legally registered firearms in the country. If we take into account that less than 10% of the firearms seized by the National Police are legally registered, this means that there could be up to 1,600,000 illegal firearms circulating in Guatemala.

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