Arms Smuggling Through the Panama Canal, Jack Devine & Amanda Mattingly; Latin America Advisor, July 2013

TAG’s President Jack Devine and Latin America expert Amanda Mattingly answered questions about arms smuggling through the Panama Canal for a recent issue of the Inter-American Dialogue’s daily Latin America Advisor. Mr. Devine and Ms. Mattingly responded that the interception of a North Korean vessel that had come from Cuba and smuggling arms was “a brazen move” but unusual. Still, they argued that given the strategic importance of the canal to the Western Hemisphere, it should be a regional priority to support monitoring efforts.

You can read the full text of Mr. Devine and Ms. Mattingly’s joint response here:

Latin America Advisor: July 2013, “Arms Smuggling in the Region”