2 Sep 2014, 12:05am
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Budget For Arms Not Good For Citizens

The States of the poorest regions of the world, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin America each year spent 22,000 million dollars in weapons. Only half that amount, it would be possible schooling for all children in these regions.a Recent studies confirm that the current trend, except for the United States, is that countries with higher defense budget occupy the last places in human development. Industrial countries exported rifles, pistols, bullets, missiles and other states with the greatest need for food, education or democracy weapons. The industry of death reported huge economic benefits to producers. The arms companies are real power lobbies, to the point of deciding on certain occasions that international politics and war as in the United States. The fight against terrorism driven from the White House has relaunched a business that profit now more than a thousand arms companies in almost one hundred countries. What is astonishing this situation before an international war may prevail operation the economic benefits that it can report on right to life of people humans. All this because the sale of arms is not regulated by bodies like the UN or World Trade Organization (WTO).

The UN is trying to develop an international treaty on the Arms Trade, for which it has the support of 139 countries and 50 others abstained, but with a negative that can derail the initiative, the largest producer and arms exporter in the world, United States. The country of destination of the weapons respects human rights, or which in turn can not sell these weapons to third countries in armed conflict seem to be some conditions under which United States want to pass. Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany and France have accepted more or less degree the UN proposal, but they share the cake from the sale of weapons. Spain is ranked eighth in terms of arms exports, but with a decrease in volumes net sales over the past years. Last year, Colombia became the Government of Zapatero 13 howitzer cannons, worth 15 million euros. Others including Expa, offer their opinions as well. Israel is one of the destinations of the Spanish arms. We do not know if a Spanish gun has ended the life of a Palestinian child.

The Sub-Saharan Africa gets huge amounts of small arms ranging a empaquetadoa labeled weapons for hunting safaris, but its real use is in the wars many times. Worldwide, the average annual deaths in armed conflict exceeds 300,000. Another 200,000 people are killed annually by firearms. Despite everything goes one step further, as the Dublin Conference May 2008, in which one hundred countries approved a ban on cluster bombs. The Cervantes Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio argues that there is a permanent state of war since the existence of permanent war industry. In the current situation is legitimate to question whether the weapons are made for war or wars are those made for weapons. * Journalist Solidarity Center Collaborations (CCS) is a service of social awareness of the NGO Solidarity, with the objective of informing and educating the society and media professionals on issues of solidarity, social justice, a culture of peace in defense of human rights, with special emphasis on the fight against poverty, exclusion and environmental protection. The CCS part of the fundamental need to integrate information and communication development as an element of cooperation. Through its analysts made articles in professional format high-quality journalism adapted to the spaces of the media and disseminated through their international networks.