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Newly elected president of Mexico lays out plan to tackle drug war

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Photo: Carlos Tischler/Getty Images

Mexico's incoming president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, is hoping to tackle the country's increasing drug problem, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: Mexico is "[reeling] from a militarized drug war," per Reuters. Obrador hopes to "rewrite the rules of the drug war," proposing decriminalization, taking military personnel off the streets, and honing in on the causes of poverty which feed into the drug war.