Mexico Considers Decriminalizing All Drugs to Combat the Cartels

Mexico’s newly-elected president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as AMLO, is considering decriminalizing all drugs in an attempt to combat the country’s decades-long drug war.

In a speech in front of students on Tuesday (July 17), soon-to-be Interior Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero said that she had spoken to AMLO about the country’s problem with violent crime and drug trafficking and that he had given her “carte blanche” to consider decriminalization as an…

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