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U.S. Government Lifts Ban on Weapons Sales to Latin America

LADB Article ID: 55116
Category/Department: Region
Date: 1997-08-08
By: LADB Staff

US President Bill Clinton has lifted a 20-year ban on selling advanced weaponry to Latin America. While the administration downplayed any danger of escalating arms purchases in the region, critics in Washington and Latin America expressed concern that the change in policy could increase instability and set off an arms race.

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