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Venezuela Turns Guns Into Homes for the Poor

Thousands of firearms were destroyed by authorities in Caracas Wednesday. (Photo: MPPRIJP)

Venezuelan authorities said Wednesday they had melted down 17,000 firearms, and would use the scrap metal as material in public housing units.

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Armed Groups in Venezuela's Capital Disarm

Maduro oversaw the deactivation of weapons from 97 armed groups in Caracas on Thursday (VTV)

As the Venezuelan government relaunches its 'A Toda Vida' mission, 97 armed groups in Caracas have pledged to disarm.

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Venezuelan Disarmament Plan Begins Pilot Phase

Pablo Fernandez, secretary of the Presidential Commission for Weapons Control and Disarmament (CdO).

A pilot plan encouraging inhabitants of the populous sectors of La Pastora, La Vega and Sucre in western Caracas to voluntarily hand over illegal firearms will begin in the coming weeks

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Venezuelan Government Destroys Over 50,000 Arms in Effort to Halt Violence

Over 50,000 guns destroyed by the Venezuelan government on 1 September 2011 (Agencies).

On Thursday the Venezuelan government destroyed over 50,000 confiscated guns, doubling the total amount of arms seized and destroyed so far this year. The melting down of these weapons is expected to produce some 60 tons of iron which will be used in numerous public housing projects currently being built nationwide.

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Venezuelans Begin Public Debate on Law of Firearms Control and Disarmament

The Venezuelan people began public debate on the Law of Firearms Control and Disarmament in mid August 2011 (Agencies).

On Thursday Venezuelans held the first of numerous public debates on the proposed Law of Firearms Control and Disarmament drafted by the country’s National Assembly.

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Venezuela Destroys 32,000 Firearms to Fight Crime

As part of its efforts to fight crime, the Venezuelan government publicly destroyed more than 32,000 firearms on Wednesday, according to the head of the Armed Forces General Board of Arms and Explosives, Colonel Julio César Morales.

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