Apr 24, 2012

Mexico presidential front-runner opposes legalizing drugs

Fox News: Mexico's presidential front-runner opposes legalizing drugs, saying in an interview Monday that the idea is too "simplistic" to fight narcotics trafficking in the violence-plagued country.

Enrique Pena Nieto said allowing the use of so-called soft drugs would only open the door to abusing harder substances.

"So far no one has convinced me that this is the solution," he said in an interview with The Associated Press. "It seems to be the answer for those who don't see another way to reduce violence. But I favor a debate and evaluating the arguments people are making about the subject in different parts of the world. read more

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