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Brazil

16 October 2005

Prensa Latina (Havana)

BRASILIA — Arms sales increased 27.85 percent in Brazil so far this year, according to a survey prior to an October 23 referendum, when most citizens are expected to vote for a ban on sale of weapons. Daily O Globo dedicated several pages to this referendum, including the survey reporting 68,800 firearms sold up to October, a 27.85 percent rise compared to 2004. Sales dropped last year following enactment of a law in late 2003 to crack down on arms possession and a... (GunPolicy.org)

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