The peace process with FARC is credited with a 19% drop in the purchase and sale of weapons in Colombia during the past 5 years, corresponding to the period 2012-2016.
[...] In Latin America there was a 18% drop in purchases, although variations were substantial: while Colombia decreased by 19% -- coinciding with the peace negotiations between the Government and FARC -- Mexico increased 184% due to to violence related to drug trafficking.
The United States was the main supplier for both countries, accounting for 39% of Colombian purchases and 78% of Mexican purchases.
Russia accounted for 34% of arms deliveries to South America in 2012-2016, followed by the United States (16%) and France (8.1%). Zona Cero