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Parlatino warns about proliferation of weapons coming from the U.S.

Panama City, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Parlatino warned about the proliferation of weapons coming from the United States in the hands of criminal organizations, according to a communiqué of the regional legislative body.

The release states that the president of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino), Rolando González, in a meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Group in the framework of the 148th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, Switzerland, emphasized that these weapons affect democracies, societies and give more power to organized crime.

González indicated that the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States held a meeting this week on the serious multidimensional crisis Haiti is going through and the ways to reach a lasting solution, according to the statement.

One of the issues discussed is based on reports by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, according to which the main source of illegal firearms and ammunition in Haiti is the United States, and mainly the State of Florida.

Other countries in the region are experiencing similar processes and see their stability threatened, the legislator added.