Lethal Flows: The U.S. Role in Arms Transfers and Trafficking to Latin America and the Caribbean

Title

Lethal Flows: The U.S. Role in Arms Transfers and Trafficking to Latin America and the Caribbean

Authors

Adam Isacson

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Description

Latin America has eight percent of the world’s population, but accounts for 33 percent of its homicides. Yet the U.S. government maintains robust military aid and arms sales programs, while U.S. territory is a hub for small arms traffickers. Adam Isacson of the Washington Office on Latin America walks through some of the main ways that U.S.-made weapons flow into the wrong hands throughout the Western Hemisphere, and what we can do about it.

This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the departments of Spanish & Portuguese and Sociology and the Security Studies Program. This event was initiated by one of the Clarke Forum’s student project managers.

For more information on this topic, student program manager, Amanda Sowah '22, researched and wrote this overview: http://clarke.dickinson.edu/wp-content/uploads/Topical-Background-Isacson-Fall.pdf

Publication Date

9-10-2020

Keywords

Latin America, military, weapons, arms trafficking

Disciplines

Latin American Studies | Military and Veterans Studies | Military, War, and Peace

Lethal Flows: The U.S. Role in Arms Transfers and Trafficking to Latin America and the Caribbean
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