.- The archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, said this week that while the government has the duty to combat drug trafficking, the fight against drugs begins in the family.
The cardinal maintained that in order to end this scourge society should strengthen the family, because "if there is no consumption there will be no trafficking either." He added that the educational system should play its part by teaching values.
Cardinal Rivera said the government should not bow to the pressures of drug traffickers, who react with violence to anti-drug policies, because it is the duty of leaders to protect the populace.
With respect to the use of condoms in the fight against AIDS, Cardinal Rivera said the Church is on the side of those who suffer from this disease, but the true solution comes from "working at educating people to love." He reiterated his fidelity to the teachings of the Pope and "the bishops of the whole world."