10 Questions for Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexico's new President, Enrique Peña Nieto, on marijuana legalization, narcoviolence and Hispanic-voter clout

Christopher Morris / VII for TIME

Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico

Americans seem more willing to legalize marijuana. How does that affect Mexico's drug war?
Personally, I'm against legalization. But without a doubt, it opens space for a rethinking of our drug-war policy.

You've pledged to cut the number of drug-related murders in Mexico — 60,000 in the past six years — in half.
I want to bring a much more coordinated approach to combatting and preventing the violence. Our law-enforcement and judicial systems have a very low level of effectiveness: only 2 of every 100 violent crimes result in convictions. But remember that without better economic opportunity you can't have better...

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