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22 June 2024

Campo Marte in Mexico City

Hola!, Amigos,

Are you resting after Midsummer's Eve? Was there a bonfire? And looking for a fern flower?
If so, you have welcomed summer beautifully. The long-awaited season has arrived in Europe for 3 months.

What about Mexico?

Here we have a weather alert related to tropical depression "Alberto", which is moving from Tijuana, through Monterrey to Veracruz. Storms, sudden rises of rivers due to heavy rainfall and shifting of the earth, this is the effect that "Alberto" caused. Closed highways in the state of Nuevo Leon, closed factories and unfortunately deaths. This is the balance for today. In Mexico City itself, it cooled down to 17 degrees, puffy rain clouds appeared and it has been raining for the third day...

But it's the weekend and I would like to invite you to a place that is worth visiting and unique on the continent. You have probably heard or read a lot about the fight against drug gangs in Latin America. The government is doing a lot to stop drug smuggling into the US, but it costs many lives. On both sides. At the same time, one of the tools is the confiscation of weapons used by gangs. What are the military and police doing with these weapons?

You will find the answer to this question in the place I am taking you to, in Campo Marte.
There will be more pictures than words...

 

 

 

Confiscation and what next?

Campo Marte in Mexico City is a place that attracts the attention of both residents and tourists, especially those interested in contemporary art and social initiatives. One of the most unique and meaningful elements that can be seen there are sculptures made from weapon parts that were confiscated from drug smugglers.

 

 

 

These impressive works of art were created as part of a government program to combat drug-related violence. Weapons that were once used for criminal activities have been transformed into items that promote peace and art. Each sculpture carries a strong message about transformation and hope.

 

 

 

From the moment you enter Campo Marte, you can feel the specific atmosphere of this place. The organization of the space allows visitors to gradually discover individual works, which are arranged in such a way as to provide the opportunity to reflect on each of them. The sculptures vary in style and size, which allows you to appreciate the diversity of artistic expression.

 

 

 

Each sculpture is unique, but they all share a common theme of transforming destruction into something beautiful. What was once used for destruction now becomes a source of inspiration and thoughts about the possibilities of change and new beginnings. Up close, you can see the detail with which the artists undertook the task of transforming raw material into well-thought-out compositions.

 

 

 

A visit to Campo Marte provides not only aesthetic impressions, but also makes you think about the impact of violence on society and the role of art in the process of medical treatment and education. Thus, this place becomes not only an exhibition space, but also a platform for social dialogue.

 

 

 

In summary, Campo Marte in Mexico City offers a unique combination of art and social responsibility, presenting works that resonate strongly with current social issues. This is a place definitely worth visiting to see how objects from a violent past can be transformed into strong symbols of hope and change.

 

 

 

A proudly flying Mexican flag, a museum, a monument to the Anti-Gang Heroes and regular concerts of a military band complete the cultural offer of Campo Marte.

The fight against drug smugglers seems to be a fight against windmills, but everything must be done to eliminate this practice.

Too many lives have been taken by drugs to the "other side of the Styx"...

Enjoy the summer, take care of yourselves and see you in... the podcast.

 

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Campo Marte in Mexico City is a place that attracts the attention of both residents and tourists, especially those interested in contemporary art and social initiatives. One of the most unique and meaningful elements that can be seen there are sculptures made from weapon parts that were confiscated from drug smugglers.
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