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Vicente Fox to Trump: Come to Mexico, I'm Sorry

Ex-Mexican president preaches forgiveness, says we should all 'love thy neighbor'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's status as the GOP's presumptive nominee appears to be effecting some changes of heart. His latest mea culpa comes from Vicente Fox, Mexico's former president who ranted about Trump's wall-building scheme in February and continued his anti-Trump diatribe in a tweetstorm last month, telling... More »

Former Mexican President Has Strong Words for 'Crazy Guy' Trump

Guess who's not paying for 'that [expletive] wall?'

(Newser) - Donald Trump may have finally met his match—at least when it comes to un-presidential language—in former Mexican president Vicente Fox. “I declare, I’m not going to pay for that fucking wall,” Fox told Fusion this week. “He should pay for it. He’s got... More »

Dalai Lama: Medical Pot OK, But Not for 'Crazy Mind'

Lest recreational potheads get any ideas

(Newser) - The Dalai Lama still endorses meditation as the way to reach enlightenment, but has endorsed a particular herbal medication as a way to cure what ails you. Asked about his stance on marijuana while in Mexico, the Tibetan spiritual leader said smoking pot for medical reasons was OK. "But... More »

Starbucks-Style Pot Stores? New Company Plans Chain

'We are big marijuana,' says chief of Seattle's Diego Pellicer

(Newser) - Marijuana: Coming to a strip mall near you? It will be if Jamen Shively has his way. The former Microsoft manager intends to build a national chain of "social marijuana" stores, he announced in Seattle. His company, Diego Pellicer, will invest $100 million in the endeavor over the next... More »

Vicente Fox: It's Time to Legalize Drugs

Mexico's former president says prohibition isn't working

(Newser) - When he was president, Vicente Fox was a huge proponent of Mexico’s war on drugs. But with his nation reeling from the drug-related violence that claimed 12,000 lives last year alone, Fox has done a 180. He now believes production, transit, and distribution of narcotics—and not just... More »

Mexico Ex Prez: Legalize Drugs

Legalization will reduce cartels' power: Fox

(Newser) - Mexico's war on drugs has been a failure and the country should consider legalizing them, according to former President Vicente Fox. Fox—in a blog post sharply critical of his successor Felipe Calderon's hardline policies—stresses that he doesn't believe drugs are good, but that he believes legalizing them will... More »

Bush Makes Last Calls to World Leaders

Round of goodbyes includes Putin, Brown, Saakashvili, Berlusconi

(Newser) - With just hours left in his presidency, President George W. Bush today made a round of phone calls to leaders around the globe. A National Security Council spokesman said the president was simply saying his goodbyes, thanking the leaders for the hospitality they had shown him and first lady Laura... More »

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