Had I not been traveling last week, I’d have published links from the previous month about arms transfers and arms trafficking in Latin America. As it turns out, though, I only had these two in the database:
- Julieta Pelcastre, “U.S. Donates Interception Vessels to Colombian Navy” (Revista Dialogo (U.S. Southern Command), August 28, 2018).
The vessels will support maritime patrol efforts in the Pacific and Caribbean to counter transnational crime. Colombia expects two more boats by the end of 2018
- Sandra Dibble, “As Drug-Fueled Homicides Break Records, Tijuana Authorities Push to Reform Mexico’s Firearms Law” (The San Diego Union-Tribune, August 15, 2018).
As drug-fueled violence reaches unprecedented levels in Tijuana, the city’s top safety official calls for automatic detention of anyone caught with weapons—drawing criticism from advocates of Mexico’s new criminal justice system