Shootings are a daily occurrence in Mexico City, a sprawling megalopolis of 18 million people where muggings, carjackings and kidnappings are common.
The computers-for-guns program, which echoes past schemes in other city districts that offered groceries for guns, will target some of the district's most crime-hit areas, although collectors' items are also turning up.
Although the groceries-for-guns and computers-for-guns schemes may prove to be somewhat successful, a proposed follow-on campaign to exchange badges for guns has been scrapped; it seems that no one needs any stinking badges.
Personally, I'm curious to see how this thing is working a few months hence -- will those who held onto their guns simply use them to take computers from those who didn't? Is there a Spanish word for Darwinism?