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6 June 2006

Financial Times (UK)

CARACAS — Venezuela is to build Latin America's first Kalashnikov factory under a deal with Russia that has stoked fears in Washington about the oil-rich country's arms procurement plans. The administration of Hugo Chávez took delivery at the weekend of 30,000 new Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifles from Russia, the first batch of a $54m (€42m, £29m) contract for 100,000 units of the weapon favoured by guerrillas worldwide. The deal — which includes ammunition... (

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