Posted by | August 9, 2010 22:36 | Filed under: Top Stories

I wish these leaders would take stands like this when they’re in office. Former Mexican President Vicente Fox believes legalizing drugs will disrupt the cartels.

In a proposal published over the weekend on his website, Fox argued that drug addiction and drug-related violence should be treated as distinct and separate challenges.

“So, drug consumption is the responsibility of the person who consumes; of the family who is responsible for educating; and of the education system and the socioeconomic context,” wrote Fox, who was president from 2000 to 2006. “What we have to do is legalize the production, the sale and the distribution.”

“Legalizing in this sense doesn’t mean that drugs are good or don’t hurt those who consume,” Fox wrote. “Rather, we have to see it as a strategy to strike and break the economic structure that allows the mafias to generate huge profits in their business.”

It’s a shame that current current President Felipe Calderon, a member of the same conservative National Action Party, doesn’t agree with him.

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