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Stohl, Rachel and Doug Tuttle. 2014 ‘The Small Arms Trade in Latin America [Collection and Destruction].’ North American Congress on Latin America, Reporting on the Americas. New York NY: North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA). 13 October

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In Brazil, a]bout 100,000 guns were publicly destroyed in June 2001, 10,000 in July 2002, and 5,000 in 2003… (31)

In 2004, Brazil undertook a National Voluntary Firearms Handover campaign, which led to the recovery of nearly 250,000 weapons in six months… The initial success of the initiative prompted the Brazilian president to extend the program an additional six months. In all, the yearlong collection program removed 450,000 firearms from the hands of civilians… (33)

In June 2007 Argentina launched its own gun buyback and amnesty program; in the first six months, the government destroyed 70,000 weapons and collected 50,000 rounds of ammunition… (34)

In 2005, Nicaragua destroyed 1,000 [firearms]… (35)

Sources cited:

31) "Biting the Bullet," in Reviewing Action on Small Arms, 2006: Assessing the First Five Years of the UN Programme of Action (2006), p. 99. Hereafter referred to as Redbook.

33) International Action Network on Small Arms, "Partners in Peace: NGO Contributions to the Implementation of the UN's POA on Small Arms UN Biennial Meeting of States," July 7–11, 2003.

34) Redbook, p. 99; International Action Network on Small Arms, "Message From the Director," January 21, 2005.

35) Alejandro Marinelli, "Ya destruyeron 70.000 armas que estaban en manos de civiles," Clarín (Managua), December 26, 2007,

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