Mexican Shifts Drug Focus to U.S.
SAN CRISTOBAL, Mexico--Days before his historic inauguration as president, Vicente Fox said America should deal with its drug habit and reiterated his pledge to join the United States and Canada in what he called "NAFTA-plus."
In an interview with the Associated Press before he takes office on Friday, Fox said the United States is too quick to write off Mexico as a corrupt haven for drug smugglers--and too reluctant to look in the mirror.
"The United States year after year blames us. Why?" Fox asked. "Who lets the drugs into the United States? Who is doing gigantic business in the United States, then sends down millions of dollars that corrupt Mexican police officers and government officials?"
Fox said the two countries need to "sit down . . . and work this out together."