Mexico Reconsiders Legalizing Drugs

Monday, August 30, 2010

A policeman piles packages of confiscated marijuana in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas state, Mexico, on the border with the United States (Raul Llamas/Getty)

Earlier this month, former Mexican president Vicente Fox wrote that Mexico should consider legalizing drugs and current president Felipe Calderon has called for a debate on the idea. More than 28,000 people have died in Mexico in drug-related violence over the last 3 years. 

Tracy Wilkinson, Mexico City bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, speaks with us briefly about how serious this debate is and whether Mexico is likely to make a change without the United States.

Guests:

Tracy Wilkinson

Produced by:

Amanda Moore and Blakeney Schick

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