Saturday, August 27, 2011

Vicente Fox calls for truce with drug gangs

The reactions to the abominable attack in Monterrey, which Calderón understandably refers to as a terrorist act - what else is one to call a targeted attack on civilians, timed to inflict as many deaths as possible? - have of course been condemned by the national and international community, though former president Vicente Fox used the occasion to call for a "truce" with the drug gangs.

Long a proponent of legalization of drugs (though notably not while he was president), as far as I can see this is the first time Fox has made such a declaration, which certainly goes against the grain of other official declarations.

Alejandro Poiré of Mexico´s National Security Council immediately rejected the suggestion of a truce.

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