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NGO disarmament conference slated for Mexico

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The United Nations is gearing up for an annual Non-Governmental Organization Conference on Disarmament in Mexico. The conference entitled “For Peace and Development: Disarm Now!” is set to take place in Mexico City from September 9-11.

The choice is raising some eyebrows. Mexico is a nation "one is not reminded of a peaceful and disarming country, but rather of a brutal drug war, where sophisticated weaponry has killed some 11,000 Mexican people," one web site pointed out.

It is estimated that the United States currently supplies some 90 percent of the firearms going over the border.

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By the way, this month marks the 60th anniversary of Moscow's entry into the nuclear club.

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