Guatemala: 6,800 guns destroyed

The Guatemalan government destroyed 6,800 firearms on 17 March in Guatemala City. President Alvaro Colom, the Minister of Defence and the presidents of the Congress and the Supreme Court witnessed the destruction. IANSA member organisation, IEPADES, represented civil society in the event. The destruction coincided with the Seminar on Small Arms Transfers in Central America which was attended by 80 government officials and civil society representatives from the region. Read more here.