Landmines and unexploded ordnance have had an enormous effect on countries in the Western Hemisphere, specifically in Central and South America. Various wars and internal conflicts in these regions have promulgated the use of indiscriminate weapons. Many of these countries, which have since resolved the conflicts, are still in the process of clearing and eradicating landmines and other explosive remnants of war in their territories and, thus, are minimizing the threat they pose to citizens.
"‘Mine-free’ Countries of Central/South America: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Suriname,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 13
, Article 36.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol13/iss1/36