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Argentina bishops’ commission: drug abuse is ‘national emergency’

November 09, 2016

A pastoral commission of the Argentine Episcopal Conference, composed of delegates from various dioceses, deplored drug abuse and trafficking as a “national emergency.”

Stating that “the situation is desperate,” commission members said that an estimated million young people neither have a job nor are in school and that drug addiction has spread to the smallest towns, some of which are over 100 miles away from a “psychologist or specialist in mental health.”

The commission added that sophisticated multinational drug trafficking networks are working with “prestigious universities” to promote drug legalization, which the commission opposes.

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