Farewell to Arms

By Geraldine Cook
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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