2018 To Walk the Earth in Safety: Guatemala

Report
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

FUNDING FY15 FY16 FY17 FY10–17 TOTAL
DOS NADR - CWD 0 350 0 600
COUNTRY TOTAL 0 350 0 600

Dollars in thousands

GUATEMALA

Guatemalan stockpiles contain excess weapons that have made their way into the illicit SA/LW trade. The National Civil Police of Guatemala regularly confiscates military-grade weapons from local gangs. Improperly stored items contributed to a 2005 unplanned munitions explosion that destroyed several depots at Mariscal Zavala.

From 2010 to 2017, the United States invested $600,000 to support CWD in Guatemala, including SA/LW threat reduction.

In 2017, the Department of State supported the following implementing partner (using FY16 funds):

  • HALO worked to destroy excess weapons in state-held stockpiles in addition to weapons provided by the government that they seized from armed groups.