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Mexico,South America,Central America

25 February 2008

Xinhua

MEXICO CITY — Individuals own 80 million guns in Latin America, and the region sees 90,000 armed attacks a year, according to an Organization of American States (OAS) document published in Mexico's media on Monday. Speaking last week during an official visit to Mexico, the OAS secretary general, Jose Miguel Insulza, said that guns in private hands represent a major and growing security risk. He said that controlling the flow of guns is an urgent problem that... (GunPolicy.org)

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