In Mexico, Grieving Parents Call for End to Drug Wars, Legalization

4/26/2016 NBC News 

marijuanaNineteen months after 43 Ayotzinapa college students were abducted on September 26, 2014, two Mexican fathers–poet and activist Javier Sicilia, whose son was murdered by a drug gang in 2011, and Antonio Tizapa, whose son was among the 43 — say that violence in Mexico will not stop until the drug war is ended.

“I think drug legalization could help put an end to organized crime,” said Sicilia in an interview with NBC Latino. “Prohibition destabilizes society and targets people who are the most vulnerable — but we need a comprehensive solution that also addresses gun violence.”

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