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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The situation between dissidents of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Venezuelan Armed Forces in Apure state, bordering Colombia, continues to worsen. Inhabitants of the area report armed confrontations, raids, abuses,...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro used Friday, the eve of a near-carnival in Brazil, to sign four decrees that further ease the sale of weapons and reduce inspection by the relevant bodies. It is the thirtieth...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After a wave of criticism, Brazil’s federal government this Wednesday published a new Decree changing the rules of the one issued on May 7th, which deals with the acquisition, registration,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, announced his government is sending a bill to Congress that would classify land invasion as a terrorist act. "As far as I'm concerned, it (invasion) will...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new report from Fundação Abrinq and the Brazilian Ministry of Health shows a shocking increase in the number of deaths of young black Brazilian men caused by firearms over...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The largest defense and security trade fair in Latin America (LAAD), currently underway in Rio de Janeiro’s RioCentro Convention Center made headlines on Wednesday, but not because of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Stock prices for Brazil’s main firearms manufacturer, Taurus, registered a sharp decline on Tuesday, hours after Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree that will loosen the requirements for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of firearm registrations by individuals citizens in Brazil has increased over five times in the past ten years, according to data compiled by the Sou da...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From the beginning of the 1980s to 2016, the total percentage of homicides in the country committed with firearms rose from forty percent to 71 percent according to the...

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