war on the rocks

Mexico’s Defense Minister Advocates Legalizing Opium

October 9, 2018

Episode Notes:

Mexico's Defense Minister, General Salvador Cienfuegos suggested support for legalizing opium. Claiming it could contain the rampant violence caused by drug gangs fighting over control for poppy field and trafficking routes, Cienfuegos argued that legalization ā€œis already on the table." David Agren, freelanceĀ correspondent for the Guardian in Mexico, joins us to give a rich context for what's happening. (~ 14 minutes)