Mexico’s president blamed “a lack of love” in American families for the deadly fentanyl crisis ravaging the U.S.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said in a Friday news conference that the deterioration of values in American households has caused the drug crisis that claimed 70,000 American lives last year.
“There is a lot of disintegration of families, there is a lot of individualism, there is a lack of love, of brotherhood, of hugs and embraces,” López Obrador said, according to the Associated Press. “That is why they (U.S. officials) should be dedicating funds to address the causes.”
The Mexican president has denied that fentanyl is produced in Mexico and said that people in his country don’t consume the drug, but according to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Mexican transnational criminal organizations are “increasingly producing wholesale quantities of illicit fentanyl pills and smuggling them into the United States.” Read more…