Pot-smoking fuels Mexican gun violence - journalist

November 29, 2010

A top journalist who is a veteran of covering violent conflict in Mexico and Central America has a sober warning for anybody who smokes marijuana: If it comes from south of the border, "it's heavy with the blood of innocent people."

Robert Rivard, editor and executive vice president of the San Antonio Express-News, who has lost colleagues killed in violence in countries where he has been posted, told an audience at St. Mary's University of San Antonio buying pot finances the ongoing violence on the U.S.-Mexico border and elsewhere.