SIPRI Report: Governments in Latin America Continue to Import Firearms

According to figures from the latest five-year SIPRI report, many weapons continue to be delivered to Latin America, with Germany remaining a prominent export nation.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the of the Stockholm Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Brazil is the country with the highest importation rate of military weapons in the region. Brazil's arms imports between 2015 and 2019 were the highest in South America and accounted for 31 per cent of the region's arms importations - despite a 37 percent decline compared to the 2010-2014 period.

Most of the guns used by criminal gangs in Brazil are AK-47 and AR-15, almost 100 percent of which come from the United States.

According to the Brazilian government, a total of . . .

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