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Linares, Mexico<br />
June 6, 2007<br />
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The Mexican government has placed 30,000 military, primarily in the north of the country, to combat crime and drug trafficking. The military opens the "food for weapons" program in the small town of Linares. "Arm yourself with values, not with weapons" is the motto. Owning a weapon in Mexico is a crime. <br />
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The military has been operating this program for the past few months and have collected about 1,000 weapons, including grenades.