Former Mexican President Vicente Fox discusses new book, ‘Let’s Move On’




Jose: GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO "HORIZONTE." WE TALKED TO THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF MEXICO, VINCENT FOX ABOUT HIS VISIT TO THE VALLEY, NEW BOOK AND PRESIDENT TRUMP AND OTHER ISSUES. AND A BOOK COVERS THE HISTORY OF PEASANT REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTS IN THE 1960s AND 1970s COMING UP STRAIGHT AHEAD "HORIZONTE."

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Jose: THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF MEXICO VICENTE FOX MET WITH ARIZONA'S CANNABIS EXECUTIVES TO SEE HOW MEXICO CAN LEARN FROM THE STATE'S MEDICAL MARIJUANA INDUSTRY. FOX WAS ALSO HERE TO PROMOTE HIS BOOK "LET'S MOVE ON: BEYOND FEAR & FALSE PROPHETS." THIS WEEK I SPOKE TO THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF MEXICO ABOUT HIS VISIT, PRESIDENT TRUMP AND OTHER ISSUES. MR. PRESIDENT, WELCOME TO ARIZONA.

I’D LIKE TO BEGIN WITH THE BOOK THAT JUST CAME OUT THAT YOU WROTE: "LET'S MOVE ON: BEYOND FEAR & FALSE PROPHETS." HOW MUCH DOES IT REFLECT YOUR AMERICAN TIES? YOUR GRANDFATHER WAS FROM OHIO. IT SEEMS LIKE A VERY PERSONAL STATEMENT.

Fox: I THINK IT REFLECTS A LOT BECAUSE WHAT I AM TRYING TO DO WITH THE BOOK IS TO MOVE OUT OF THIS SITUATION THAT WE HAVE TODAY ON THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MEXICO AND UNITED STATES AND TO COME BACK TO WHAT HAS BEEN AND SHOWN A VERY STRONG PARTNERSHIP VERY STRONG FRIENDSHIP VERY STRONG NEIGHBORHOOD ON THIS BORDER BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO. I HAVE TRIED TO CONNECT WITH THE US CITIZENS THROUGH MY GRANDFATHER WHO WAS BORN IN CINCINNATI, OHIO AND HE WAS A IMMIGRANT WHO CAME INTO MEXICO LOOKING FOR HIS AMERICAN DREAM WITHOUT A PENNY IN HIS POCKET HE MADE HIS DREAM IN MEXICO AND THAT HAPPENS TO THOUSANDS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS AND MILLIONS OF US CITIZENS THAT GO OUT TO THE WORLD TO GROW AS PERSONS TO GROW WITH THEIR FAMILIES AND THAT IS JUST A GREAT THING THAT HAPPENS. AND THIS IS WHAT I TRY TO REFLECT HERE THAT WE MOST HAVE THIS PARTNERSHIP GETTING MORE COHESIVE AND MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN WE HAVE DONE UP TO NOW.

Jose: A LOT HAS BEEN MADE OF YOUR CRITICISM OF PRESIDENT TRUMP AND YOU’VE TALKED ABOUT THE AMERICAN DREAM. ONE OF THE QUOTES IN YOUR BOOK THAT STRUCK ME THE MOST THAT REFLECTS NOT ONLY THAT BUT ALSO HOW YOU TAKE HIS PRESIDENCY ALMOST AS AN INSULT TO BOTH YOUR MEXICAN AND AMERICAN HERITAGE WAS THIS COMMENT IN THE CONCLUSION: DONALD TRUMP IS A PROLIFIC LIAR BUT OF ALL THE LIES HE HAS TOLD THE MOST PAINFUL, DIVISIVE HEARTBREAKING OF ALL WAS DURING HIS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDACY ANNOUNCEMENT SPEECH TRUMP CLAIMED THE AMERICAN DREAM WAS DEAD. WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT?

Fox: I TOTALLY SHARE THAT THOUGHT AND WROTE IT BECAUSE I THINK IT IS EXTREMELY PROFOUND. THE AMERICAN DREAM IS A DREAM OF ALL THE AMERICAS THE CONTENENT. AND OFCOURSE IT IS A DREAM OF U.S. CITIZENS AND AMERICANS, BUT HE IS KILLING THAT DREAM BECAUSE HE IS NOT RESPECTING ALL THE FOUNDING FATHER'S PHILOSOPHY BELIEFS. THEY BELIEVED IN HAPPINESS AND THIS GUY DOESN'T PROVOKE BUT HATE INSTEAD OF HAPPINESS. THE PURSUIT OF HAPINESS I REMEMBER READING PRESIDENT JEFFERSON SAYING THE ONLY REASON TO HAVE A GOVERNMENT IS TO PROMOTE HAPPINESS AMONG PEOPLE AND CITIZENS AND THIS IS NOT DONE BY TRUMP. HE IS A TRADER TO THOSE BELIEVES AND TO THOSE PRINCIPLES. AND WHEN HE CALLS MEXICANS RAPISTS AND HE CALLS US CRIMINALS I WAS OFFENDED, PERSONALLY, REALLY OFFENDED. NOT BECAUSE OF ME, BUT BECAUSE OF MY MANY MANY MILLIONS OF GOOD MEXICANS THAT WORK HERE IN THE UNITED STATES, THAT ARE PART OF THIS NATION AND THAT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE BETTER BEING OF THIS NATION, AND YET THEY ARE CALLED CRIMINALS AND RAPISTS. SO I WAS OFFENDED AND I SAID I HAVE TO DO SOMETHING AND I STARTED DOING SOMETHING.

Jose: AND YET YOU ALSO SEEM TO BE SPEAKING TO THE MINDS OF MANY AMERICANS WHO ARE ALSO OFFENDED BY THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY. YOU COMMENT AT THE BEGINNING ABOUT THE ELECTION RESULTS. YOU END THE BOOK SAYING YOURS IN RESISTANCE AS IF YOU ARE PART OF THE MOVEMENT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES THAT IS OPPOSED TO HIM.

Fox: THAT IS TRUE BECAUSE WE ARE ALL BEING AFFECTED THE SAME. MEXICO IS BEING AFFECTED. WE ALREADY LOST TOURISM, WE LOST FOREIGN INVESTMENT BECAUSE OF HIS COMMENTS. WE ARE ABOUT TO WEAKEN THE GREAT EFFORTS OF NAFTA AND TRADING WE DO SO SUCCESSFULLY BETWEEN MEXICO, UNITED STATES, SONORA AND ARIZONA. EVERYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD WE ARE WITH THIS UNCERTAINTY HE CREATED THIS SLOGAN OF MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, AND AMERICA NUMBER ONE, AND THE REST OF THE WORLD WHAT? UNITED STATES IS ONLY 20% OF WORLD ECONOMY. THE OTHER 80% IS OUT THERE. WHAT WE ARE DOING IS TRADING AMONG OURSELVES AND WORKING TOGETHER WITH EUROPE, WITH ASIA, WITH CHINA, WITH RUSSIA TO BUILD A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WORLDWIDE SO WE KEEP ON BUILDING WHAT WE HAVE BEEN PURSING THE LAST 25 YEARS.

Jose: A BIG PART OF HIS MESSAGE IS ON IMMIGRATION. BEFORE WE TALK ABOUT WHAT HE IS SAYING ABOUT THAT, I WOULD LIKE YOU TO GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING OF YOUR PRESIDENCY YOUR ADDRESSING A JOINT SESSION OF THE U.S. CONGRESS JUST DAYS BEFORE 9/11 AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF A REAL SOLUTION TO THE IMMIGRATION ISSUES NAFTA PLUS I THINK YOU CALLED IT.

Fox: THAT IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. THAT BILL IS YET SITTING THERE IN CONGRESS AND I HAD THE FORTUNATE TO ADDRESS BOTH CHAMBERS. WE GOT A GREAT RESPONSE. PRESIDENT BUSH ADMINISTRATION AND MINE WE DEDICATED A GREAT EFFORT ON THIS IN TRYING TO HAVE A SECURE, SAFE BORDER, BUT AT THE SAME TIME AFFLUENT, EFFICIENT BORDER SO THAT WE CAN KEEP TRADING WHAT WE ARE TRADING TODAY. THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS. THE OTHER ONE IS IMPOSING TARIFFS ON FOR INSTANCE STEEL. WHAT HE IS AFFECTING IS US CITIZENS BECAUSE THEY WILL PAY 20% MORE 30% MORE FOR THE CAR THEY ARE BUYING. IT IS NON-SENSE TO THINK HE CAN BRING JOBS THAT WERE LOSS IN EXCHANGE OF IMPOSING TARIFF. THAT IS WRONG. HE WILL NEVER GET BACK THE JOBS BACK IN THE STATES, HE WILL NEVER GET THE COMPETITIVE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED STATES, JUST FIVE YEARS AGO, FORD, CHRYSLER, GENERAL MOTORS WENT BROKE AND PEOPLE HAD TO PAY FOR THAT WITH TAXPAYER'S MONEY TO RESCUE THEM. THEY ONLY CAME BACK TO BEING ALIVE AND BACK TO THE MARKETPLACE BY BECOMING NAFTA CORPORATIONS WORKING WITH CANADA, UNITED STATES, AND MEXICO ALL TOGETHER. THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL AGAIN, THEY ARE GROWING AND EXPANDING AND THEY’RE MAKING MONEY FOR EVERYBODY SO IT IS A WIN-WIN SITUATION.

Jose: THE THINKING IS THE GREATEST THREAT TO RENEWING NAFTA OR KEEPING IT ALIVE IS PRESIDENT TRUMP, BUT THERE ARE ALSO SOME WHO WONDER WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE NEGOTIATIONS ARE STILL ONGOING AFTER THE MEXICAN ELECTIONS IN JULY AND IF LOPEZ OBRADER WINS.

Fox: WELL NUMBER ONE HE’S NOT GOING TO WIN. HE’S AHEAD BECAUSE HE’S BEEN CAMPAIGNING FOR NOW 15 YEARS ALL TOGETHER. AND THE OTHER TWO COMPETITORS JUST BEGAN TWO MONTHS AGO SO HE IS NOT GOING TO WIN. 70% OF ALL MEXICANS ARE AGAINST HIS POLICY, AGAINST HIS POPULISM AGAINST HIS DEMAGOGUERY AND THE OTHER TWO OPTIONS EITHER ANAYA OR MEADE GOING TO PREVAIL AND ONE OF THEM WILL BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF MEXICO.

Jose: DOES ZAVALA HAVE ANY CHANCE THE WIFE OF PRESIDENT CALDERON?

Fox: SHE IS DOING WELL, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, INDEPENDENTS IN MEXICO DON'T HAVE ANY CHANCE. BECAUSE THE GRASROOTS OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND THE MACHINERIES THE ELECTORAL MACHINERIES OF POLITICAL PARTIES ARE TO STRONG VERY DIFFICULT FOR AN INDEPENDENT TO SUCCEED. I LIKE THEM PARTICIPATING BECAUSE WE HAVE TO GROW AND ENHANCE THE ALTERNATIVE BECAUSE POLITICAL PARTIES ARE NOT BEHAVING TO GOOD.

Jose: SPEAKING OF POLITICAL PARTIES YOUR VICTORY WAS A BREAK IN ABOUT 70 YEAR DOMINANCE BY THE PRI YOUR PARTY THE PAN LOS PINOS THE MEXICAN EQUIVALENT OF THE WHITE HOUSE FOR ANOTHER TERM BUT IT SEEMS TO HAVE FADED SINCE THEN. WHAT HAPPENED?

Fox: WHAT HAPPENED SINCE THEN THE IDEOLOGY TO ME ARE A THING OF THE PAST IT’S 20TH CENTURY THINKING. AND WHEN YOU TRAVEL ASIA WHEN YOU TRAVEL CHINA IDEALOGIES THEY ARE OVER. NOW IT IS PRAGMATIC GOVERNMENTS THAT RESPOND TO THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE WITH JOBS, EDUCATION, INCOME, AND HEALTH. THAT IS WHAT PEOPLE WANT. THIS CONFLICT BETWEEN DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS RIGHT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES MUST BE STOPPED. IT SHOULD BE OVER BECAUSE THE NATION IS NOT BENEFITING FROM THIS ATTACKS EVERY DAY. IT IS ON YOUR SHOULDER THAT ONE GUY OR ONE PERSON IS BORN REPUBLICAN AND DIES REPUBLICAN AND ONE PERSON IS BORN DEMOCRATIC AND DIES DEMOCRATIC. THAT IS OVER. YOU HAVE TO SELECT THE BEST PROPOSAL, THE BEST CANDIDATE, AND THE BEST IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE AND THAT IS NOT DONE HERE. IT IS CNN AGAINST FOX NEWS AND FOX NEWS AGAINST CNN. IT IS TRUMP AGAINST DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS. AND WHAT ABOUT THE NATION? WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE? NOBODY IS SPEAKING ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP OF THIS NATION AND THE WORLD. IT IS ONLY SPEAKING ABOUT BEING IN BIG, BIG INVESTMENT AND ARMIES WHAT WE SEE FROM ABROAD IS THE UGLY AMERICAN IS BACK NOW REPRESENTED BY TRUMP. THAT UGLY AMERICAN THAT ALL OF THE WORLD HATED. IT WAS VERY IMPERIALISTIC WAS VERY DICTATOR AND POWERFUL. TODAY WE HAVE BUILT A VERY HARMONIOUS GREAT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ALL NATIONS OF THE WORLD. AND THIS GUY COMES IN AND HE SAYS HE IS THE GOD THAT IS GOING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF EVERYBODY. THAT HE IS THE ONE WHO HAS THE TRUTH AND EVERYBODY ELSE IS WRONG. HE ONLY HAS SUPPORT OF 25% OF PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES, 30 AT THE MOST. AND THE REST WHO IS GOING TO GOVERN FOR THEM AND WHO’S GOING TO WORRY ABOUT THEM. JEFFERSON PRESIDENT JEFFERSON SAID THE ONLY REASON TO HAVE GOVERNMENT IS TO PROMOTE HAPPINESS AMONGST CITIZENS. SO GOVERNMENT SHOULD DEDICATE THEIR EFFORT TO MAKING PEOPLE HAPPY, HAVE HAPPY LIVES, HAVE HAPPY COMMUNITIES. AND THIS IS THE EXACT THING THAT TRUMP DOESN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO GO ABOUT IT.

Jose: WHAT ABOUT MEXICO'S FUTURE? THERE IS A LOT OF TALK IN THE UNITED STATES ABOUT CRIME IN MEXICO AND SAFETY IN MEXICO. ONE OF THE REASONS YOU ARE HERE IN ARIZONA IS TO TALK ABOUT LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA WHICH YOU THINK WOULD HELP LOWER SOME OF THOSE ISSUES.

Fox: FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO RECOGNIZE ARIZONA BY LEADING THIS EFFORT TO CHANGE AND BUILD A FUTURE TO BUILD BRIDGES WITH MEXICO AND ARIZONA. THAT IS GREAT. BUT NOW ABOUT DRUGS, MEXICO IS JUST IN BETWEEN. WE DON'T PRODUCE DRUGS SIGNIFICANTLY. WE DON'T CONSUME THEM AND YET WE HAVE THE WAR ON DRUGS RIGHT THERE BECAUSE THE MAMMOTH U.S. MARKET IS WHAT GENERATES THE MONEY FOR THOSE CARTELS TO BE THERE ON THIS STRUGGLE. THE HEADQUARTER OF THE CARTELS THE MAIN BRAINS AND CARTELS ARE HERE. IT IS NOT MEXICANS. IT IS HERE. U.S. CITIZENS THAT IMPORT THE DRUGS THROUGH MEXICAN CARTEL. I WONDER WHAT IS THE DEA DOING? WHAT IS THE CIA DOING ABOUT DRUGS THAT ARE PROHIBITED, THAT NOBODY SHOULD USE THEM, AND YET WE SEE DRUGS CIRCULATED EVERYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES.

Jose: MR. PRESIDENT, YOUR BOOK COVERS A LOT OF TERRITORY. IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT TRUMP OR DRUGS. YOU HAVE, FOR EXAMPLE, A CHAPTER ON CLIMATE CHANGE WHICH I THINK YOU VIEW AS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO OUR CIVILIZATION.

Fox: WELL I AM A FARMER WE REALLY BOUGHT A FARM THE FAMILY IN MEXICO. WE SEE CLIMATE CHANGING EVERY YEAR LESS WATER, MORE HOT DAYS, AND LESS CROPS WE ARE GETTING. WE ARE GETTING DESERTIFICATION IN MANY PARTS OF MEXICO EXPANDING. WHEN YOU GO NORTH, YOU SEE THE ALASKA AND THE BIG ICE MOUNTAINS MELTING IN TO WATER. IT IS REAL, THE THREAT. AND I DON'T KNOW WHY TRUMP DENIES THIS AND IT IS BECAUSE HE WANTS TO HAVE THOSE CARBON WORKERS HAPPY AND SUPPORTING HIM BECAUSE THOSE JOBS WILL NEVER COME BACK BECAUSE IT IS CONTAMINATING, BECAUSE IT GOES AGAINST GOOD WEATHER AND ENVIRONMENT.

Jose: ANOTHER INTERESTING CHAPTER WHICH I THINK SOME PEOPLE WOULD FIND SURPRISING COMING FROM A MEXICAN PRESIDENT WHERE THE IMAGE OF MEXICO IS VERY MACHISTA. YOU HAVE A CHAPTER ON WOMEN AND EDUCATION.

Fox: YES ABSOLUTELY YES I THINK THAT WE THE MACHO’S THE BAD HOMBRES. THROUGHOUT CENTURIES HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GOVERNOR AND LEAD THE WORLD TO A MUCH BETTER SITUATION THAN WHAT WE HAVE TODAY. I THINK IT IS TIME TO BRING IN WOMEN, TO PUT THEM UP FRONT, TO LET THEM GOVERN, TO LET THEM LEAD AND THINGS ARE GOING TO BE MUCH BETTER BECAUSE THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT VISION. THEY CREATE WITH LOVE THEIR KIDS, THEY GIVE BIRTH TO KIDS THAT THEY LOVE AND WANT TO PREPARE A BETTER PLACE FOR THEM TO LIVE AND GROW. I THINK THIS IS KEY AND CRUCIAL. SO WOMEN HAVE A VERY STRONG CONTRIBUTION. I AM SURE THEY WILL NOT BE AT WAR WITH EACH OTHER AND FIGHTING WITH EACH OTHER. IMAGINE THIS WORLD IN THE HANDS OF THIS KID OF NORTH KOREA AND THIS KID IN THE UNITED STATES TRUMP BOTH HAVING ACCESS TO ATOMIC BOMBS. I DON'T KNOW WHY IN THIS WORLD WE HAVE THESE TWO GUYS PUTTING OUT THREATS TO THE WHOLE OF THE WORLD. WOMEN WILL NEVER BE THAT THREAT WOMEN WILL ALWAYS BE THINKING DIFFERENTLY IN HARMONY IN BEAUTY IN PEACE ETC.

Jose: YOU HAVE A STATEMENT IN YOUR BOOK WOMEN ARE THE KEY TO RESISTING TRUMP.

Fox: YES, THEY ARE. THEY ARE ACTIVE AND THEY ARE DOING THIS. BUT WE ALL SHOULD. I THINK THAT, FIRST OF ALL, WE SHOULD NOT ACCEPT HIS PRINCIPLES, NUMBER TWO WE SHOULD NOT ACCEPT HIS DISCRIMINATION, NUMBER THREE WE SHOULD NOT ACCEPT HIS WRONG IDEAS ABOUT ECONOMY. HE IS TRYING TO BENEFIT PARTS OF THE COMMUNITY AND NOT EVERYBODY. I THINK IT IS A MESS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES RIGHT NOW AND SOMEBODY HAS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

Jose: MR. PRESIDENT ONE LAST QUESTION OR AREA RELIGION. YOU ARE A DEVOUT CATHOLIC AND RAN AS A CATHOLIC CANDIDATE WHEN YOU WERE RUNNING WERE PRESIDENT. YOU BROUGHT RELIGION BACK INTO WHAT WAS AN ANTI-CLERICAL POLITICAL SCENE AND YET YOUR COMMENTS AND INTERVIEWS AND BOOK YOU VIEW RELIGION AS A LITTLE BIT OF A CONSTRAINT.

Fox: I WAS EDUCATED ON CATHOLIC RELIGION AND I WAS A PROFOUNDLY INDOCTRINATED BUT TODAY I DON'T THINK THAT IS RIGHT ESPECIALLY WHEN I WENT THROUGH PUBLIC LIFE. I DON'T THINK THAT RELIGIONS AND THE WAY TRUMP IS USING GOD AND CHRISTIANITY TO CONVEY MESSAGES TO THE PEOPLE THAT IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG. WE SHOULD SEPARATE CHURCH AND GOVERNMENT. TODAY TO ME CHURCH IS A DOGMAS AND THERE IS OVERALL AN SPIRITUAL LIFE WHICH IS REALLY SOMETHING GOOD TO EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BEING, SPIRITUALITY IS NOT CONFRONTING DIFFERENT BELIEFS OR DIFFERENT DOGMAS, IT IS JUST A STATE OF MIND OF HAPPINESS OF HARMONY OF KNOWING YOURSELF ON BEING COMPASSIONATE AND WORKING FOR YOUR NEIGHBORS AND PUTTING YOURSELVES IN THE SHOES OF OTHERS AND TRYING TO HELP THEM. SO THAT’S THE WORLD OF HARMONY AND COMPASSION OF LOVE THAT WE NEED. EACH DAY WE ARE MORE AWAY AND APART FROM IT WITH LEADERS WRONG LEADDERS LIKE TRUMP BRINGING HATE AND BRINGING IN PRAGMATISM AND DISCRIMINATION. I AM FIGHTING FOR A BETTER WORLD. AND THAT BETTER WORLD IS UP ON THIS SPIRITUAL LIFE OF ALL OF US IT IS A HAPPINESS AND JOY OF LIVING. AND IT IS ON BEING FOREVER AND DOING OUR BEST THINGS FOR OTHERS. WITH NO SELFISHNESS BUT TO GIVE OUT AND WE WILL GET OUR REWARD BACK.

Jose: SENOR PRESIDENTE, GRACIAS FUE UN PLACER. COMING UP NEXT, A BOOK ABOUT THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF RURAL GUERILLA MOVEMENTS LED MY SCHOOL TEACHERS.

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox talks about his book, “Let’s Move On,” and some of the topics discussed including the legalization of marijuana, climate change and women leaders.

Fox says his goal with the book is to move away from the negative situation between Mexico and the United States and toward the “very strong friendship” the two countries used to have. Through his book, Fox says he tried to connect with Americans by explaining how his grandfather, who was born in Ohio, found his American dream once he moved to Mexico.

According to Fox, President Donald Trump is killing the American Dream by not respecting the philosophy and beliefs of the founding fathers.

“They believed in happiness and this guy provokes hate, not happiness,” Fox says. “Trump is a traitor to those beliefs and to those principles.”

When it comes to marijuana, Fox has been a strong advocate on legalizing the drug. Mexico recently legalized it for medicinal use, but the former president is trying to get both Mexico and the United States to legalize the recreational use of the drug. Fox believes that doing so will protect Mexico from the war on drugs, which Fox says isn’t Mexico’s war. He says it’s between producers in South America and consumers in the United States.

A section of “Let’s Move On” focuses on the impacts of climate change. According to Fox, every year Mexico sees less water and more hot days, resulting in lower crop yields. Fox says the only reason Trump denies climate change is to make carbon workers happy.

Fox also emphasizes the importance of bringing women forward and encouraging them to govern and lead.

“I think this is key and crucial so women have a very strong contribution,” Fox says. “I’m sure they will not be warring with each other and fighting with each other… Women will never be the threat. Women will always be thinking differently in harmony, in beauty, in love, in peace.”

Fox’s final message is a warning to not give in to discrimination and hatred. “I’m fighting for a better world… doing our best for others with no selfishness, but to give out and you will get a reward back.”

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