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Mexico

24,000 Guns Seized in Tamaulipas, Mexico Since 2011 [ES]

23 November 2016

Expreso (Mexico)

[Translated summary: The Mexican Army has seized 24,000 firearms in the state of Tamaulipas since January 2011, most of them in an operation that involved civilians with pistols, semi-automatic guns and assault weapons. In the same period, 2,871 guns were destroyed and 10,611 new firearms were registered.] CIUDAD VICTORIA -- El Ejército ha asegurado 24 mil armas de fuego en Tamaulipas de enero de 2011 a octubre de este año, la mayoría en operativos que involucraban... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States,Mexico

Traffickers Flood Mexico with Easily Bought American Guns [ES]

22 November 2016

Vice News (US)

[Translated summary: Although Mexico has some of the strictest gun legislation in the world, with only one shop where guns can be bought legally, there are more than 15 million guns in circulation and 85% are illegal. One of the main reasons is the proximity of the USA, where guns are easily available. Almost 100,000 Mexicans died of gun wounds in the last decade.] Es casi la media noche del 11 de octubre y la policía recibe una llamada de emergencia alertando de una... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

The Steps to Own a Firearm Legally in Mexico [ES]

19 November 2016

24 Horas (Mexico)

[Translated summary: Mexican law allows civilians to own a firearm for security and self-defence but only inside their own homes. The gun has to be registered and can only be a semi-automatic handgun with a calibre not higher than .38. Carrying hidden handguns is restricted to special cases.] Aunque la iniciativa de reforma a la Ley Federal de Armas de Fuego y Explosivos no ha sido dictaminada al no encontrar respaldo de las fracciones parlamentarias en el Senado, el... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

Again ,Mexico Breaks Its Record for Number of Gun Deaths [ES]

16 November 2016

Newsweek (USA)

[Translated Summary: From July to September 2016, Mexico had the highest number of homicides during the presidential administration of Peña Nieto. August and September were the months with the highest number of firearm deaths, with 1,238 in August, and 1,222 in September. July, August and September had the highest number of homicides since 1997.] Durante el gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto la cifra de asesinatos con armas de fuego ha alcanzado nivel récord, y el... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico,United States,Central America,South America

A Third of the World's Gun Deaths Are In Latin America [ES]

11 November 2016

La Jornada (Mexico)

[Translated summary: International reports show that with 8% of the global population, Latin America has 33% of the world's firearm homicides. Violent deaths in Mexico, Colombia and Brazil represent 20% of the total, Brazil having the highest numbers. The US has 70 times more homicides and 35 times more suicides than the UK.] Ciudad de México. En el foro "El Control de Armas y su Gestión de la Violencia y la Delincuencia, una Mirada desde Brasil y México", la... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

State Authorities Exchange Guns for Money in Mexico [ES]

4 November 2016

El Vigía (Mexico)

[Translated Summary: Mexican Civil and military authorities encourage civilians to surrender firearms; in exchange they will receive money. The objective of this campaign is to recover firearms in a voluntary, anonymous and peaceful way way in return for an economic benefit.] Como parte de las acciones encaminadas a la prevención autoridades civiles y militares convocaron a la comunidad a entregar armas de fuego que puedan tener en sus hogares y, a cambio recibirán... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

Of 15,000 Homicides in Mexico, 60% Were by Gunshot [ES]

31 October 2016

Unión Jalisco (Mexico)

[Translated summary: According to the National System of Public Safety, there were 15,201 homicides in Mexico in the first nine months of 2016. 9,232 of these homicides were committed with firearms, a number that represents 60% of the total.] Poco más de cinco de cada diez homicidios dolosos registrados en Jalisco se cometieron con el uso de armas de fuego. Cifras del Secretariado Ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública (SESNSP) muestran que al 30 de... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

11 Million Illegal Guns in Mexico, Only 234,738 Seized [ES]

31 October 2016

Milenio (Mexico)

[Translated summary: 234,738 firearms were seized in Mexico in 18 years. In the same time there were 111,453 gun homicides. A report by the Chamber of Deputies estimates that there are 11 million illegal firearms in the country, most of them trafficked from the US, while between 2.8 and 4 million firearms are legally owned.] Desde la administración de Vicente Fox y hasta el gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto han sido decomisadas 234 mil 738 armas de diferente calibre en... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

Mexico Seized 152,528 Guns from Drug Gangs in 10 Years [ES]

24 October 2016

Crónica (Mexico)

[Translated summary: Most of the 152,528 guns the Mexican army has confiscated from drug dealers are high-calibre weapons. Among them there are machine guns, rifles, shotguns, almost 60,000 handguns and over 19,000 AK-47 pattern rifles. They also found rocket launchers and mortars.] La mayoría de las armas que el Ejército mexicano ha asegurado en flagrancia y en operativos a los grupos criminales en diez años de lucha contra el narcotráfico es de grueso calibre;... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

Mexico Gun Law Inconsistent, Says Gun Rights Group [ES]

23 October 2016

Radio Formula

[Translated summary: The director of a Mexican gun rights forum explained that there are 5 million registered firearms and 15 million in total, but there are only 3,500 citizens with licences to carry. This is due to a 1972 law that limits citizens' right to self-defence.] Luciano Segura Álvarez, director de la zona centro de "México Armado", afirmó que el foro está a favor de la iniciativa propuesta por el senador panista Jorge Luis Preciado, sobre permitir la... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

Six out of 10 Favour Carrying Hidden Handguns in Mexico [ES]

19 October 2016

Lopez Doriga

[Translated Summary: According to a study, 59 out of 100 Mexicans think government should allow them to carry hidden handguns in public, in private vehicles and in shops for self defence. When asked, 41% said they would buy a gun.] A 59 de cada cien mexicanos les parece que las leyes deben permitir la posesión de armas más allá del hogar para emplearlas en legítima defensa y creen que deben autorizarse en el auto o negocio para defenderse de la criminalidad. El... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

Over 10,000 Guns Voluntarily Destroyed in State of Mexico [ES]

19 October 2016

La Jornada (Mexico)

[Translated Summary: In the last five years in the State of Mexico, over 10,100 firearms have been collected, mainly from exchange programs. These firearms were surrendered peacefully, voluntarily and anonymously. The mayor explained that 400 children die in suicides, homicides and accidents caused by guns in Mexico every year and that 73.2% of violent deaths among the youth are caused by guns.] En los últimos cinco años, en el Estado de México se han logrado... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

Hidden Handguns a Risky Option for Civilians in Mexico [ES]

19 October 2016

Excelsior (Mexico)

[Translated Summary: An expert sociologist, René Jiménez Ornelas, notes that firearm possession in shops and legal hidden handguns in private vehicles will only generate more violence among civilians in Mexico. In an environment where firearms are common,"there will be more aggression, fights and incidents with guns"; similar to what happens in the US.] René Jiménez Ornelas, integrante del Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales de la UNAM, destacó que la iniciativa... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

Gun Purchases Have Soared 1700% in Mexico Since 2000 [ES]

14 October 2016

Panampost (USA)

[Translated Summary: There has been an increase of 1700% in gun purchases by civilians in Mexico in the last 15 years. Between January 2000 and January 2016, 95,664 firearms were sold to the public. The increase has been almost 100% annually in the first years, with an additional 100% surge in ammunition sales.] Con el afán de protegerse de la delincuencia, en México se ha incrementado 1700 % la compra de armas de fuego por parte de civiles en un lapso de 15... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

Mexico Lawmakers Push Tougher Penalty for Gun Carrying [ES]

11 October 2016

Informador (Mexico)

[Translated Summary: PRI, a political party in Mexico, opposes an initiative to allow civilians to carry firearms in their households, work places and vehicles. They want to increase jail sentences up to 10 years and fines of 200 days for anyone caught carrying a military firearms. They also want to know where firearms are located in the country.] El grupo parlamentario del Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) en la Cámara de Diputados busca revertir la... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

Mexico Senator Wants Law to Allow Civilians Hidden Handguns

11 October 2016

Fusion (US)

MEXICO CITY— Mexico doesn't have much of a gun culture but the country could be on the verge of a heated debate on the right to bear arms. A Senator from Mexico's conservative National Action Party (PAN) is backing a bill that would reform the Constitution to allow firearm possession inside private businesses and vehicles. The proposal also seeks to allow bus drivers, cabbies, truckers and other transportation operators to carry firearms to protect themselves, their... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

Groups Oppose Hidden Handguns for Civilians in Mexico [ES]

7 October 2016

Informador (Mexico)

[Translated summary: Mexican organisations criticize the proposal of Senator Preciado to allow citizens to carry guns for self-defence, saying that authorities are not recognizing the extent of insecurity in Mexico City. They say such measures worsen insecurity, as violent crimes increase as more firearms become available.] CIUDAD DE MÉXICO -- El Observatorio Nacional Ciudadano de Seguridad, Justicia y Legalidad (ONC) y el Observatorio Ciudadano de la Ciudad de... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

Over 70% Homicides in Mexico City Are By Firearm [ES]

6 October 2016

Reforma (Mexico)

[Translated summary: The first semester of 2016 was the most violent in 16 years in Mexico City, with 477 homicide victims. This represents an increase of 7% since 2015. Over 70% of the homicides are by firearm and the motive is commonly a fight or personal revenge.] El primer semestre de 2016 ha sido el más violento en los últimos 16 años en la Capital, reveló el Observatorio Ciudadano de la Ciudad de México. Dicho organismo fue certificado ayer por el... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

Weapon Buyback Destroys 328 Guns in Ecatepec, Mexico [ES]

2 October 2016

Jornada (Mexico)

[Translated Summary: In 2 years of the "Firearms Exchange" campaign in Ecatepec, Mexico, 328 rifles and handguns, 59 grenades and 874 cartridges have been exchanged and destroyed .The exchange is voluntary, pacific and anonymous and the State pays an estimate in cash or electronic devices. Every year 400 children die by accidents, suicides and homicides caused by guns, and 72.2% of deaths are caused by firearms among young people.] A dos años de las campañas de... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico,United States

Most of the Seized Firearms in Mexico Come From US [ES]

2 October 2016

La Opinión (USA), EFE News Agency

[Translated Summary: Firearms can easily enter Mexico and be smuggled to Central America; there aren't any control measures on the borders. According to a federal report, by the 31st of July, 2014, 8,540 rifles had been seized and over 70% of these came from the US.] La llegada de armas de fuego y de dinero negro son dos grandes peligros provenientes de Estados Unidos que impactan a México, fortaleciendo los cárteles de la región y su estela de violencia, y probando... (GunPolicy.org)

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