This is a short news spot by Al Jazeera English about a gun buyback program at the end of the year in Iztapalapa, a district in the capital where crime is high. I believe the gun buyback program has come to an end. In a nation awash with guns, it is probably only symbolic. But I think it sends a good sign to the citizenry that authorities are doing what they can.
I'm back in Mexico City after being out of the country, and am surprised by the level of smog in the city. The TV news says it's partly because of the wild abandon in which people set off fireworks for New Year's. Could it be?