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Mexican president says lack of hugs caused US fentanyl crisis

GettyImages-1266078450 "There is a lot of disintegration of families, there is a lot of individualism, there is a lack of love, of brotherhood, of hugs and embraces," López Obrador said of the U.S. crisis. "That is why they (U.S.

officials) should be dedicating funds to address the causes."López Obrador has repeatedly said that Mexico's close-knit family values are what have saved it from the wave of fentanyl overdoses. Experts say that Mexican cartels are making so much money now from the U.S. market that they see no need to sell fentanyl in their home market.The U.S.

Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a warning for parents after the discovery of fentanyl disguised as children's chewable vitamins. LiveNOW from FOX's Josh Breslow spoke with FOX 5 DC's Bob Barnard about that warning.Cartels frequently sell methamphetamines in Mexico, where the drug is more popular because it purportedly helps people work harder.López Obrador has been stung by calls in the United States to designate Mexican drug gangs as terrorist organizations. Some Republicans have said they favor using the U.S.

military to crack down on the Mexican cartels.RELATED: Family sues Airbnb after toddler dies of fentanyl overdose in rentalOn Wednesday, López Obrador called anti-drug policies in the U.S. a failure Wednesday and proposed a ban in both countries on using fentanyl in medicine — even though little of the drug crosses from hospitals into the illegal market.U.S. authorities estimate that most illegal fentanyl is produced in clandestine Mexican labs using Chinese precursor chemicals.

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