Wednesday, September 18, 2013
AZMEX POLICY 18-9-13
AZMEX POLICY 18 SEP 2013
Mexican Senate Passes Arms Trade Treaty
By 80 votes in favor and five against, the Senate adopted the International Treaty on Arms Trade issued by the UN and signed by the government of Enrique Peña Nieto last June
18/09/2013 17:59 Salcedo Jaime Contreras
MEXICO CITY, September 18. - By 80 votes in favor and five against, the Senate adopted the International Treaty on Arms Trade issued by the UN and signed by the government of Enrique Peña Nieto last June. In tribune, Senator Omar Fayad claimed that arms trafficking globally exceeds eight billion dollars a year, and a significant part of it comes from the armories of the United States.
At this time, there are thirteen million weapons, "that no one knows in the hands of who they are and what use they can be given." Our country has promoted vigorously fighting for this agreement precisely to combat the smuggling of weapons and thus, it helps to address one of the most serious problems of humanity, which is organized crime.
Lawmakers from all parties, with the exception of PT, supported the proposed united committees of Foreign Relations and Public Safety to make this treaty also looking to countries like Mexico not to be invaded by high-powered weapons smuggled into their countries.