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RT published this video item, entitled “Arms into Art | Mexican Special Forces mark 30th anniv with sculptures made of seized guns” – below is their description.
Check out these impressive sculptures made of weapons seized from organized crime groups and produced by the soldiers of Mexico’s Special Forces Corps! According to Herrero Felipe de Jesus Ataxca, a Special Forces Corps sergeant, about 600 weapons, including AK-47s, were used in the production.
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In This Story: Mexico
Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.
Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.
Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.