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Central American armies go shopping for arms

Thursday, October 6, 2011


The so-called drugs war is encouraging Central American countries to spend more on arms.

The region’s armies were sharply reduced in the wake of the Cold War and the civil conflicts that were resolved in the region two decades ago. But the tendency is being reversed.

Now several Central American countries are trying to modernize their military forces. Even countries that have no armies, such as Panama and Costa Rica, are investing in national security.


Original source (in Spanish): BBC