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And what would AMLO's plan be for Mexico's rampant drug trafficking? Listen to what he said - in the heart of the main Sinaloa cartel's territory - when asked if he would legalize drugs. Read more here.

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    Since 2006, the country has pursued a awar on drugsa that has cost at least a hundred thousand lives, seemingly to little good effect. LA3pez Obrador, like his opponents, has struggled to articulate a viable security strategy.
    After the lunch in CuliacA!n, he took questions, and a woman stood to ask what he intended to do about narcotrafficking. Would he consider the legalization of drugs as a solution? A few months earlier, he had said, seemingly without much deliberation, that he might offer an aamnestya to bring low-level dealers and producers into legal employment. When critics leaped on his remark, his aides tried to deflect criticism by arguing that, because none of the current administrationas policies had worked, anything was worth trying. To the woman in CuliacA!n, he said, aWeare going to tackle the causes with youth programs, new employment opportunities, education, and by tending to the abandoned countryside. Weare not only going to use force. Weall analyze everything and explore all the avenues that will let us achieve peace. I donat rule out anything, not even legalizationanothing.a The crowd applauded, and amlo looked relieved.
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