The Heat: U.S. Guns in Latin America

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The United States is known for having some of the most relaxed firearms laws in the world, to the delight and dismay of the domestic population, depending on one’s political views. But the availability of guns also creates problems for America’s geographical neighbors in Latin America and the Caribbean, where less developed states struggle to handle the flow of guns into their countries.

Joining the discussion:

  • Chantal Flores is an investigative journalist.
  • Michael Vigil is Former Chief of International Operations at the US Drug Enforcement Administration. 
  • Rafael Bernal is a staff writer for The Hill. 
  • Art Estopinan is president of the Estopinan Group and a former advisor to the chair of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee.