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U2 Bono advocate to stop U.S. smuggled weaponry into Mexico.

Bono of irish band U2 speaks with mexican President Felipe Calderón. Photo Credit to Mexico Presidency Press Office.

Irish band U2 performed near the U.S. mexican border as part of their 360 Tour on May 11, 14, and 15 , as lead singer Bono met with President Felipe Calderon to discuss the nation’s growing drug-related violence and poverty.

In their final concert on Sunday , lead singer Bono send a message to the U.S. “people of consience,” he said.

“Ask them to answer the question. Why is it that all we hear on the news is how drugs are smuggled through Mexico to the United States?

“‘And we don’t hear about all the automatic weapons that are being smuggled into Mexico from the United States. Nine thousand registered arms dealers on the other side of the border. Nine thousand.

“Most of the murders committed here are from weapons sold in the United States of America,” he said.

‘We sing this for the innocents who have lost their lives in the violence here,’ he said, before continuing the song with..READ MORE HERE

New seizure of U.S. smuggled weapons now in the hands of drug cartels.

The Mexican military says soldiers have chased down a convoy of 17 vehicles driven by drug cartel gunmen near a northern border city, killing three and capturing a big cache of weaponry.Mexico’s Defense Department says the seizure includes 83 assault rifles and shotguns, five grenade launchers and more than 18,000 rounds of ammunition.

A Thursday statement says a military helicopter was fired…READ MORE HERE