Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 219

The unpublicized delivery to Peru of 12 MiG-29’s from Belarus has reportedly raised fears of a regional arms race and is expected to intensify calls from U.S. arms manufacturers for the lifting of a U.S. ban on sales of high-tech weaponry to Latin America. Observers believe that the delivery could also undermine sensitive peace talks between Peru and Ecuador. The sophisticated aircraft were detected recently by U.S. intelligence sources. (The Washington Post, November 20)

Russia-Belarus Customs Union Criticized.