MEXICO CITY — Mexico's federal district thanked the Archdiocese of Mexico City for its help in a weapons-surrender program that took place last week at the plaza outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Speaking to reporters at the beginning of January, Gov. Miguel Angel Mancera said the response to the program was an indication of the desire for peace among Mexicans.
Those who turned in their weapons were given tablets and other tools aimed at helping to foster greater education, he said.
Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City, who was present at the event, spoke about the violence that has swept across the country in the wake of widespread drug trafficking.
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