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Mexico. 2010 ‘Disarmament (Desarme).’ National Report of Mexico on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), pp. 6-7. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations. 1 January

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Disarmament (Desarme)

En materia de desarme la Secretaría de Defensa Nacional lleva a cabo un programa denominado "Canje de armas" por dinero en efectivo o electrodomésticos. Este programa ha recibido en donación 30.522 armas, 283.660 cartuchos y 1.063 granadas en los últimos 3 años.

La Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional … en ceremonia pública destruye el armamento recibido bajo este contexto. Uno de los éxitos del "Canje de armas" es que las armas son recibidas sin ninguna investigación en contra del donante, por lo que mucha gente asiste con la seguridad de que se mantendrá su anonimato.

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The Ministry of Defence has been implementing a gun buyback programme (the reward is either cash or appliances). The programme has received in the last three years: 30,522 small arms, 283,660 rounds of ammunition and 1,063 grenades.

The Ministry of Defence destroys the collected guns in a public ceremony. One of the reasons behind the success of this programme, is that no questions are asked when people turn in their arms.

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