Military Expenditures Growing in Latin America, taking on both military, policing roles

Posted on July 28, 2014 • Filed under: Latin America News, Police/Military Activity reported expenditures are also mounting, with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico upping their military budgets by more than half from 2006 to 2012. Even if total 2013 Latin American and Caribbean military spending, at nearly $69 billion, was just one-tenth of the Pentagon’s budget, it’s still big money for the region. And guess who’s profiting: Russia, now the top weapons dealer to Latin America. Read Article

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