Nouvelles sur les armes à feu
Ban Guns to Curb Injury, Death in El Salvador - Health Minister [Es]
16 December 2009
Noticias (El Salvador)
[Translated summary: Deputy Minister of Health asks Congress to ban civilian gun ownership, says 80% of El Salvador's homicides, external-injury hospital admissions involve firearms.] El Ministerio de Salud dio a conocer el plan preventivo para las fiestas de fin de año, y la mayor preocupación de las autoridades son los casos de niños quemados, los accidentes de tránsito provocados por personas ebrias, y el incremento de heridos por arma de fuego que demandan... (GunPolicy.org)
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Government, 15 Cities Ban Hidden Handguns in El Salvador [Es]
26 June 2009
La Prensa (San Salvador)
[Translated summary: The Ministry of Justice and 15 municipal governments of El Salvador have agreed to ban the carrying of guns in public places. The cities Santa Tecla, San Martin and Ilopango had previously implemented this ban and saw an improvement in public security.]
La medida iniciaría a más tardar en un mes, y debido a los altos índices de violencia, Colón ha sido incluido en la iniciativa. Los alcaldes también acordaron implementar los consejos... (GunPolicy.org)
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In El Salvador, 7 in 10 Want to Ban Carrying Guns, Government Refuses
22 January 2007
Prensa Latina (Havana)
SAN SALVADOR — Although 96.1 percent of Salvadorians admit the danger weapons represent and 69.2 percent favour prohibiting carrying these deadly weapons, the Salvadoran government opposes legislation making carrying them illegal.
A poll by LPG-Data in the daily La Prensa Grafica reflects that the legislation presented by the pluralist Commission for Solidarity and Social Peace is supported by seven of ten people in this country.
The survey responded to the local... (GunPolicy.org)
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El Salvador Expands list of Public Places Where Gun Carrying is Restricted
7 December 2006
[Translated summary: The parliament of El Salvador has extended the list of public places where carrying guns is prohibited. Guns were already banned in schools, churches, cultural and sporting institutions; under the new law they are also banned in parks, public squares and petrol stations].
Unanimidad. Los diputados avalaron ayer únicamente la restricción para portar armas de fuego en lugares específicos y durante un periodo de tiempo determinado También... (GunPolicy.org)
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At Least 90 People Killed in Latin American New Year Celebrations
2 January 2006
Australian Associated Press
SAN SALVADOR — At least 90 people were killed in Latin America in road, fireworks and other accidents during New Year's celebrations.
The highest death toll was registered in El Salvador, where some 33 people were killed and another 89 injured during celebrations marking the start of 2006, officials said.
Carlos Alvarado, a spokesman for the country's civil defence system, said that many of those killed and wounded from late Saturday to early Sunday were victims of... (GunPolicy.org)
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29 January 2004
Latin America Press
Easy access to small arms following armed conflicts in Guatemala and El Salvador has exacerbated violence in those countries, with children being the main victims, United Nations Secretary Kofi Annan said.
Some 370 children and young people under 23 were killed in Guatemala City in the first half of 2003, according to a recent UN report. Of them, more than 100 were street children under 18.
Annan said that the impact of wars on children goes much further and as an... (GunPolicy.org)
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Guns Bound for El Salvador Seized at Port
11 July 2003
A cargo container of guns en route from China to Central America was stopped at the Port of Portland in one of the largest arms seizures in Oregon history.
U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection officials said Thursday the handguns, shotguns and ammunition magazines were headed to an arms dealer in El Salvador.
The shipment contained 780 handguns, 300 standard pump shotguns, 150 pistol-grip shotguns and 950 ammunition magazines, with an estimated value of... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Oregonian (Portland)
Toy Gun Does the Job for Security Guard
27 May 2002
SAN SALVADOR — El Salvador long has been portrayed as a violent land of men with guns, but one security guard in a dangerous suburb of the capital used a toy pistol on the job, and no one knew the difference. The fake weapon was discovered by National Civil Police among unregistered arms being used by security agencies, officials said on Friday.
The guard, one of 18,000 private security agents in the crime-ridden Central American country, at first refused to give up... (GunPolicy.org)
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El Salvador Weapons Collection Slowed by Soccer
8 February 1998
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — An attempt to swap weapons for consumer goods in the Central American country of El Salvador faced a daunting foe on Sunday — soccer.
An official with the private Patriotic Movement against Crime (MPCD) said collection of weapons over the weekend was going slowly because many people were staying home to watch the Gold Cup international soccer tournament and matches in the hotly-contested local league.
Funded by the Organization of... (GunPolicy.org)
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