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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2011 - News. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/24628/show/24433.

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Transcript Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said building a wall to keep immigrants out of the US will not solve the problem. Newton Liu BUILDING BRIDGES By Miguel Cortina Former Mexican president, Vicente Fox addressed a packed auditorium in Agnes Arnold, speaking on issues of drug cartels, U.S. immigration laws and NAFTA on May 2, 2011. The lecture was Fox's first time visiting UH and was sponsored by the Gulen Institute and the Graduate College of Social Work. "We are pleased to partner with the Gulen Institute to provide this educational opportunity for students to hear firsthand from an international leader," said Ira Colby, dean of the College of Social Work, in a press release. "Mexico is an important international neighbor and friend to the United States. Both during and after his presidency, Vicente Fox has been a staunch advocate to eradicate poverty and promote public education for all people. His perspectives on immigration are important, in particular, as Texas and the United States continues to struggle with undocumented people and their place in our economy." In his lecture on Leadership and Spirituality in America, Fox said that Mexico is in the middle of the drug problem because of its geographic location. The drugs are imported from South America to Mexico and then they are transported to the United States, which is the top consumer of drugs in the world. He also disagrees with the current strategy used by President Felipe Calderon to fight drugs, which focuses on trying to cut the supply instead of the demand. "We have to think about the possibility of legalizing it or decriminalize the consumption of drugs," Fox said in an auditorium of more than 400 people. Fox also commented that if the demand problem is attacked through educating the population, the results could be better. He cited Portugal and its decision to legalize drugs and said that the consumption did not increase, and the black market disappeared. The Mexican army should not be fighting the cartels, Fox said, because they are not prepared to do police work. The former president also commented on immigration and the United States. He called on President Barack Obama to keep his word of passing immigration reform in the country. "It seems to me that one thinks that building walls will solve the problems of our nation," Fox said. "Instead of building walls, we should be building bridges—bridges of understanding, bridges of strong friendship and relationship, bridges of exchange of technology, bridges of respect of our own people." He added that it would be a terrible mistake if Texas passed a law similar to the SB1070 law that Arizona passed, which was stopped by a federal judge before it went into effect. Fox also touched on NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, which involves Mexico, the United States and Canada, saying that it has worked for all three nations. "It's been very profitable. It's been good for the three of us to work as partners," Fox said. He added that NAFTA has created thousands of jobs, perhaps millions in the United States. However, he said that to be able to compete against Asia and build a good future, they must continue to work together. "We all depend from each other today," Fox said. "That's why NAFTA has become so critical and so important for the future of North America." News [53]