Will Mexico legalize drugs?

Obrador explores radical bid to bring narcotics wars under control
Newsweek (US)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Mexico’s President-elect López Obrador has considered unconventional methods to address his nation’s ills. In a country riddled with corruption and crippled by gang violence, Mexican voters turned to the left for change, which Obrador has promised to deliver. Obrador is mulling the legalization of drugs nationwide in an effort to nullify the vicious cartel warfare that kills tens of thousands of people each year. According to incoming Interior Minister Olga Sanchez Cordero, Obrador has given her a free hand to do “whatever is necessary to restore peace in this country.” The U.S.-backed war on drugs has done little to stem the violence since Mexican troops were deployed to the streets in December 2006. (See also: Could drug legalisation counter violence and corruption in Mexico?)