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Pubdate: Tue, 20 Mar 2001
Source: San Diego Union Tribune (CA)
Copyright: 2001 Union-Tribune Publishing Co.
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LEGALIZING DRUGS POSSIBLE, FOX SAYS

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Struggling with the corruption and violence caused by 
drug trafficking, President Vicente Fox says the solution might be to 
eventually legalize drug use.

In an interview published by two newspapers Sunday, Fox indicated agreement 
with a police official who suggested last week that the only way to win the 
war on drugs was to legalize drugs -- eliminating the profits and violence 
caused by illegal trafficking.

But the president quickly qualified that statement, saying Mexico could not 
move alone and indicating he did not expect such a step soon.
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