Swapping guns for cash in Mexico City

Mexico City uses new approach to combat violence a month after a 10-year-old boy was killed in a movie theatre.

    Mexico City is offering cash and computers in exchange for guns to help combat violence.

    This voluntary disarmament programme comes a month after a 10-year boy was killed by a stray bullet inside a movie theatre.

    The exchange point is in Iztapalapa, a borough of the Mexican capital where youth crime is among the highest.

    Civilian gun ownership is illegal under Mexican law unless the owner buys the weapon from a special government run shop.

    The voluntary disarmament program has been met with mixed feelings.

    Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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