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Mexico’s youth being lured into drug trade

No one knows how many young people are joining the drug traffickers, but it is luring many.

The illegal business is worth an estimated $80 billion dollars a year.

According to a US State Department official, thats drawn an estimated 150 thousand Mexicans to the illegal drug trade and fueled the violence.

For them, the answer is simple: the government must remove the economic incentive for trafficking drugs by legalising them.

Al Jazeera’s Franc Contreras reports from Mexico.

Davos ministers eye free trade deal

Trade ministers meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos have agreed to step up efforts to support international free trade talks and to guard against protectionism in a bid to counter the world economic crisis.

They vowed that completing the World Trade Organisation’s long-running Doha round to open up global trade was their top priority and pledged to resolve outstanding issues this year.

Matthew Moore reports from Davos.