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Latino Daily News

Tuesday March 15, 2011

Catholic Church in Mexico Denounces U.S. Lack of Commitment on Curtailing Gun Trafficking

The Archdiocese of Mexico has denounced the “cynicism” of certain authorities in the U.S.A. With regards to arms trading and the lack of commitment to halting this phenomenon, directly linked to the bloody violence throughout the Country.

“Unfortunately these arms are responsible for the deaths of more than 30,000 Mexicans in four years. Thousands of them were criminal, undoubtedly, but many of them were citizens, some innocent children,” says an editorial on the website of the Archdiocese of Mexico, the largest in the Country.

The article sustains that the authorities in the U.S. are “concerned with the situation in Mexico”, only when an American official is involved in arms trading themselves, without concern for the lives of the many thousands of men and women who are victims of their irresponsible attitude in this nefarious trade.”

The Archdiocese deems responsible for this situation states such as Arizona, on the border with Mexico, “where it allows the passage of illegal arms that come into the hands of Mexican criminals,” but also Texas, Colorado and California.

The editorial appears at the end of a week marked by tension between Mexico and the United States, after the revelation that thanks to the ‘Fast and Furious’ regulation, agents from the Office for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) of the U.S. Justice Department, have allowed the passage of some 2,000 weapons into Mexico.