.- This week, Archbishop Jose Luis Chavez Botello of Antequera-Oaxaca, Mexico stated that in the countryâs discussion on the legalization of drugs, the most qualified voices must be heard and the truth must prevail.
âSerious debate discovers serious gaps, weaknesses, irresponsibility and harm both in persons, the family and in society. It also expands viewpoints to include other alternatives and actions,â the archbishop said.
For this reason, he called for qualified voices to be heard and to avoid having a caricature of a debate in which powerful individuals, groups or organizations seek their own interests, âwithout regard for the harm they cause others or society itself.â
He added that âserious debateâ is a ânecessary tool for informing, educating and fostering responsible participation in society.â Also, he said a debate on the legalization of drugs âwould be an important aid so that those who must make decisions can stand on solid ground and have the sufficient means to make appropriate decisions and take appropriate actions.â