U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Guatemala and Mexico

A new report from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars examines the role that the trafficking of US weapons into Guatemala may play a role in the continuing violence and criminality in that Central American nation.  The report  reviews an analysis that the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted of weapons from two Guatemalan military bunkers in 2009. One bunker contained firearms and the other explosives and military ordnance.