Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Pope Condemns Latin American Attempt to Liberalize Drug Usage

Posted on July 25, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Drug Activity, Latin America News reported on July 24, 2013 that Pope Francisco criticized Latin American countries such as Uruguay liberalizing drug usage. After visiting a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, which cares for drug addicts, the Pope labeled drug traffickers as “merchants of death”. Rather than liberalization, the Pope suggested the use of education as a possible solution. In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI visited Brazil and addressed as well, the issue of drug trafficking. Read Article

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