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Friday, June 9, 2017

Venezuela Joins Haiti And US As Region's Major Illegal Guns Supplier


Economic crises in Venezuela may propel that country to the position of one of the Caribbean's largest supplier of illegal guns and ammunition, along with Haiti and the United States of America, says Anthony Clayton, professor of Caribbean sustainable development at the Univer-sity of the West Indies. "It is not just the (illegal gun) trade with Haiti or the import of weapons from the United States. There is going to be a third major source of supply into the Caribbean region and that is Venezuela," Clayton told The Gleaner yesterday. Clayton said that Venezuela has more guns per person than any country in the Western Hemisphere, a deliberate move by former President Hugo Ch·vez. More…

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