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Bolivia

Bolivia Registers 11,000 Guns, Extends Program Deadline [ES]

18 November 2016

Correo del Sur (Bolivia)

[Translated summary: The Bolivian government has expanded the deadline of its firearm registration program for 180 days. In the last period, 10,982 firearms were registered.] El Gobierno amplió, por segunda vez, el plazo para el registro de armas de fuego, informó ayer el ministro de Gobierno, Carlos Romero. Los que no alcanzaron a registrar su arma de fuego, tienen otros 180 días. "El Decreto Supremo 2977 es el que reglamenta el plazo para este registro. Este... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bolivia

Over 10,000 Firearms Registered In Bolivia in One Year [ES]

8 September 2016

Erbol Digital (Bolivia)

[Translated Summary: Bolivia's National Police registered a total of 10,928 firearms for civilian use from the 1st of September, 2015 to the 4th of September, 2016. Most of this cache, 4,153 (38%), were shotguns and 3,390 (31%) were rifles. 65% were registered for self-defence, 25% for sport and over 20% for hunting.] La Policía registró un total de 10.928 armas de fuego de uso civil en toda Bolivia, durante el periodo de un año que duró el plazo. El jefe de... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Erbol Digital (Bolivia)

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Bolivia

7,000 Guns Registered During Campaign in Bolivia [ES]

31 August 2016

El País (Bolivia)

[Translated summary: During a program in Bolivia, civilians registered 7,000 firearms. Any owner with unregistered guns must surrender or register them and obtain a licence. Bolivia divides the registration into four categories: guns for self-defence, for hunting, for collectors and for other activities. Unlicensed citizens could face prison sentences.] A nivel nacional fueron más de 7.000 armas de fuego registradas, de las cuales 495 corresponden a la ciudad de... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bolivia

Over 4,000 Guns Registered in Bolivian City in 11 Months [ES]

2 August 2016

Erbol Digital (Bolivia)

[Translated Summary: Local police in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, registered over 4,000 firearms for civilian use in 11 months. In order to register their firearms, owners should not have any police or criminal records and they should submit their equipment to a police examination.] La Policía de Santa Cruz registró cerca a cuatro mil armas de fuego de uso civil en 11 meses, informó el jefe de Laboratorio de la Fuerza Especial de Lucha Contra el Crimen, Christian... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Erbol Digital (Bolivia)

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Bolivia

Bolivia to Relaunch Register of Firearms for Civilian Use [ES]

14 June 2016

Erbol Digital (Bolivia)

[Translated Summary: The Bolivian Government will relaunch the Register of Firearms for Civilian Use to encourage civilians to register their guns. Since the Register was launched, 3,060 firearms have been registered. Civilians with illegal guns could face six months to six years of prison.] El Ministerio de Gobierno a través del Viceministerio de Régimen Interior y Policía realizará el próximo martes 14 de junio, el relanzamiento del Registro de Armas de Fuego de... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Erbol Digital (Bolivia)

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Bolivia

Bolivia Extends Amnesty to Register Illegal Guns [ES]

11 April 2016

La Razón (Bolivia), Agencia Boliviana de Información

[Translated summary: Bolivian government is expanding the voluntary registration of firearms in the hopes of guaranteeing security and reducing ilegal possession. It is estimated that there are 7,300 legally registered firearms in the country and another 2,499 have been registered since the implementation of the voluntary registration.] El registro voluntario de armas de fuego se ampliará por 180 días, una vez que el Gobierno emita el decreto, para garantizar la... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: La Razón (Bolivia), Agencia Boliviana de Información

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Paraguay,Bolivia,Argentina,United States

Top Paraguay Official Reveals Arms Trafficking Secrets

10 March 2016

InSight Crime (Bogota)

A raid on a weapons "supermarket" in Paraguay has led officials to offer details of the inner workings of the country's arms trade, depicting a familiar mix of corruption, stolen military arms, and guns legally bought in the United States. On March 9, security forces discovered an arsenal of high powered weaponry in a raid on a house in Paraguay's capital city of Asunción, which included machine guns, assault rifles, and armour piercing weapons, reported ABC. So far,... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: InSight Crime (Bogota)

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Bolivia

Bolivia Enacts First Gun Control Law

19 September 2013

InSight Crime (Bogota) / El Diario

Bolivia has enacted its first firearms legislation, which may be unlikely to have a dramatic impact on the country's already low murder rate, but will at least provide the state with the tools to tackle arms trafficking. Laying out strict limitations on who can own a weapon, the Firearms, Munitions, Explosives and Other Materials Control Law was passed on September 18 - four years after it was first proposed in 2009 - reported El Diario. The legislation sets a six... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: InSight Crime (Bogota) / El Diario

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Bolivia,United States,Colombia,Brazil,Argentina

Bolivia Breaks Gun Trafficking Ring, Weapons from US to Brazil

28 January 2013

InSight Crime (Bogota)

Bolivian authorities broke up a network suspected of smuggling guns from the United States to Brazil's First Capital Command (PCC) gang, highlighting this Andean nation's role as a transit route in the region's illicit arms trade. On January 25, authorities arrested four Bolivian nationals in the city of Santa Cruz and seized an arms shipment worth $150,000 that was destined to be sent across the border to the Brazilian PCC gang, reported EFE news agency. Among the 28... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bolivia,Peru,United States,Colombia

Bolivia Busts Gun Smuggling Ring as Gun Control Debate Continues

12 December 2012

InSight Crime (Bogota)

Bolivian police dismantled an arms trafficking network reportedly run by a former soldier, just as the government is discussing drafting a law that would increase penalties for smuggling weapons. Police seized 31 weapons as part of the operation, including machine guns, rifles, bazookas, and over 3,600 bullets, reports Bolivian newspaper Los Tiempos. The former soldier who ran the smuggling network trafficked weapons from suppliers in Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru, the... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: InSight Crime (Bogota)

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Bolivia

Bolivia Police Seize Guns, Ammo from Suspected Traffickers [ES]

11 December 2012

Opinion (Bolivia)

[Translated summary: Bolivia police seized 32 guns, over 3,500 bullets from the La Paz home of suspected gun dealers. Two people were arrested.] La Policía descubrió en las últimas horas una comercializadora de armamentos en una vivienda particular de la calle Agustín Ugarte de la zona Tembladerani de la ciudad de La Paz, donde delincuentes bolivianos, peruanos y colombianos acudían a adquirir las armas de fuego para delinquir. El director de la Fuerza Especial... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bolivia

Truck Drivers in Bolivia Want Law to Allow Them to Carry Guns [ES]

23 July 2012

Erbol Digital (Bolivia)

[Translated summary: The Executive Secretary of the Confederation of Drivers of Bolivia, Franklin Durán, said that its industry presented to the Plurinational Legislative Assembly a bill authorizing them to use firearms to defend their trucks.] LA PAZ - El secretario ejecutivo de la Confederación de Choferes de Bolivia, Franklin Durán, señaló hoy que su sector presentará a la Asamblea Legislativa Plurinacional un proyecto de ley que les autorice el uso de armas... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States,Bolivia

Bolivia Govt Seizes Shotguns, Handgun from US Vehicle

27 March 2012

Huffington Post (USA)

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivia's interior minister says his government has seized three shotguns, a revolver and more than 2,300 rounds of ammunition from a vehicle owned by the U.S. Embassy. The minister claims the weapons were being transported without authorization and posed a security threat. But the U.S. Embassy says the weapons confiscated Tuesday were being transferred under an agreement with Bolivia's police. It said in a statement that Washington routinely... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estonia,Dominican Republic,Ecuador,Ukraine,Kyrgyzstan,Moldova,Kazakhstan,Belize,Latvia,Venezuela,Belarus,Lithuania,Bahamas,Bolivia,Azerbaijan,Russia,Antigua & Barbuda,Guyana,South Africa,Jamaica,Honduras,Guatemala,El Salvador,South America,Colombia,Brazil,Central America,Caribbean

1/3 of Femicides Committed With Gun in Latin America and Caribbean [ES]

2 March 2012

RT-TV Novosti (Russia)

[Translated summary: Nearly a third of crimes against women are committed with a firearm and in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras this indicator is 60% - Small Arms Survey.] El mayor nivel de feminicidios se registra en Latinoamérica y el Caribe. Catorce países latinoamericanos aparecen entre los 25 del mundo con la tasa más elevada de crímenes contra la mujer. El informe de la organización de investigaciones independientes Small Arms Survey,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Thailand,Malaysia,Indonesia,Kuwait,Qatar,Mexico,Peru,Venezuela,Colombia,Bolivia,Somalia,Nepal,Oman,Latvia,Mauritius,Guyana,Congo (DRC),Bosnia & Herzegovina,Saudi Arabia,Liberia,Kazakhstan,Singapore,Dominican Republic,Jordan,Trinidad & Tobago,United Arab Emirates,Guatemala,Honduras,Chile,Ecuador,Argentina,Zimbabwe,Zambia,Uganda,Tanzania,Senegal,Congo (ROC),Nigeria,Niger,Namibia,Morocco,Mauritania,Malawi,Côte d'Ivoire,Egypt,Burkina Faso,Brazil,Tunisia,Sri Lanka,Pakistan,Philippines,Yemen,United States,Italy,Germany,Israel,Austria,Russia,Africa,Americas,Asia,Europe,South Africa,Algeria,Angola,Botswana,Ghana,Guinea,Madagascar

Brazilian Gun Industry Seeks New Markets: Africa and Asia [PT]

27 January 2012

Publica (Brazil)

[Translated summary: With the support of the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, Brazilian gun manufacturers seek new markets in countries with a history of human rights violations: Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines and Yemen. Brazil is among the six countries in the world with annual exports exceeding $ 100 million, according to recent research from Small Arms Survey. According to the Army, responsible for supervising and controlling exports from 2005 to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Caribbean,Central America,South America,North America,United States,Uruguay,Colombia,Mexico,Argentina,Brazil,Paraguay,Bolivia,Chile,Ecuador,Peru,Venezuela

Latin American Governments Target Gun Runners, Countries Making Guns

28 November 2011

United Press International

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Latin America's increasingly ambitious Mercosur regional bloc is aiming to focus on small arms suppliers who are seen as being behind the region's endemic and seemingly insurmountable problem of violent crime. The area's disparate armed groups, guerrillas with political agenda and drug-related gangs have drawn attention from Mercosur's watchdog committees as senior officials explore ways of containing organized crime, rooting out myriad networks... (GunPolicy.org)

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Suriname,Bolivia,Colombia,Brazil,Paraguay,Argentina

Brazil's New Small Arms Smuggling Frontier? The Sea

18 July 2011

Christian Science Monitor, Blog

Brazil has more gun deaths than any other country in the world, and so the phenomenon of arms trafficking is a major concern. Almost 20 percent of guns seized in the country are foreign produced, while those that cannot legally be sold in the country are legitimately produced in Brazil and then exported, before being smuggled back in, according to a study on arms trafficking by NGO Viva Rio, in collaboration with Brazil's Justice Department. According to a recent... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bolivia

Bolivia's First Firearm Law Brings Comprehensive Gun Control [Es]

8 January 2009

El Deber (Bolivia)

[Translated summary: Bolivia's first-ever national gun law will regulate the import, export, transfer, manufacture, transport, sale, ownership, carrying, storage and destruction of guns and ammunition]. La Ley de Armas, que fue aprobada el miércoles pasado por la Cámara de Diputados, sanciona el tráfico ilegal de armas con una pena de cinco a 15 años de cárcel y también castiga la tenencia, portación y el uso de material bélico al margen de las normas... (GunPolicy.org)

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Brazil,Bolivia,Paraguay

Machine Guns from Bolivian Army Equip Rio Drug Traffickers [PT]

3 August 2008

O Globo (Rio de Janeiro)

[Translated summary: Nine .30 machine guns diverted from the Bolivian armed forces have been apprehended in Rio's favelas this year alone, after being transported through Paraguay]. RIO — A novidade agora entre os traficantes dos morros e favelas do Rio é uma metralhadora calibre .30 (7,92 x 57mm), modelo Lehky Kulomet ZB, fabricada na antiga República da Tchecoslováquia, com capacidade de tiro capaz de derrubar até um helicóptero. Arma de guerra de uso restrito... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bolivia,United States

US Ambassador Rejects Bolivian Demands to Investigate Bullets in Luggage

3 July 2007

Boston Herald / AP

LA PAZ, Bolivia — The U.S. ambassador in Bolivia on Monday rejected as "unacceptable" Bolivian demands for further investigation of an American woman with embassy ties who brought 500 bullets into the Andean country. Ambassador Philip Goldberg met with Bolivia's foreign minister and afterward promised full cooperation in the case. But he bristled at suggestions by President Evo Morales and other officials that the U.S. has not completely explained the case,... (GunPolicy.org)

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