War in Paradise: Civil society groups battle Caribbean gun violence

Maribel Gonzales Conventional Weapons

Author Maribel Gonzales The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2011 Volume 32 Issue 2 The Caribbean is known for its pristine beaches. Yet amid this beauty are communities of violence where citizens are caught in a virtual state of war. The region’s homicide rate of 18.1 per 100,000 inhabitants is more than double the world average of 7.6 (UNODC 2004). And more …