Farewell to Arms

By Dialogo
October 01, 2010



A gang member turns in his gun during a ceremony to hand in arms in the
Comuna 1 neighborhood — one of the shantytowns with the highest rates of urban
violence — in northeast Medellín, Colombia, in September 2010. Some 170 gang members
surrendered their weapons and pledged to stop violence as an act of
peace.
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