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Mexican president: lack of hugs induced US fentanyl disaster Lalrp



MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president mentioned Friday that U.S. households had been in charge for the fentanyl overdose disaster as a result of they don’t hug their youngsters sufficient.

The remark by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador caps per week of provocative statements from him concerning the disaster brought on by the fentanyl, an artificial opioid trafficked by Mexican cartels that has been blamed for about 70,000 overdose deaths per 12 months in america.

López Obrador mentioned household values have damaged down in america, as a result of mother and father don’t let their youngsters reside at house lengthy sufficient. He has additionally denied that Mexico produces fentanyl.

On Friday, the Mexican president instructed a morning information briefing that the issue was brought on by “an absence of hugs, of embraces.”

“There’s plenty of disintegration of households, there’s plenty of individualism, there’s a lack of affection, of brotherhood, of hugs and embraces,” López Obrador mentioned of the U.S. disaster. “That’s the reason they (U.S. officers) ought to be dedicating funds to handle the causes.”

López Obrador has repeatedly mentioned that Mexico’s close-knit household values are what have saved it from the wave of fentanyl overdoses. Specialists say that Mexican cartels are making a lot cash now from the U.S. market that they see no must promote fentanyl of their house market.

Cartels incessantly promote methamphetamines in Mexico, the place the drug is extra well-liked as a result of it purportedly helps individuals work more durable.

López Obrador has been stung by calls in america to designate Mexican drug gangs as terrorist organizations. Some Republicans have mentioned they favor utilizing the U.S. army to crack down on the Mexican cartels.

On Wednesday, López Obrador referred to as anti-drug insurance policies within the U.S. a failure Wednesday and proposed a ban in each nations on utilizing fentanyl in medication — regardless that little of the drug crosses from hospitals into the unlawful market.

U.S. authorities estimate that the majority unlawful fentanyl is produced in clandestine Mexican labs utilizing Chinese language precursor chemical compounds. Comparatively little of the unlawful market comes from diverting medicinal fentanyl used as anesthesia in surgical procedures and different procedures.

There have been solely scattered and remoted studies of glass flasks of medicinal fentanyl making it to the unlawful market. Most unlawful fentanyl is pressed by Mexican cartels into counterfeit tablets made to seem like different drugs like Xanax, oxycodone or Percocet.