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Topic - Luis Videgaray
President Hugo Chavez flew to Cuba on Monday for a third cancer operation after designating the vice president as his political heir.
A top aide to Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto says votes to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado and Washington state will force the Mexican government to rethink its efforts at trying to halt marijuana smuggling across the southwestern border.
Mr. Videgaray said the budget includes more social spending, one of President Enrique Pena Nieto's campaign promises.
"Obviously we can't handle a product that is illegal in Mexico, trying to stop its transfer to the United States, when in the United States, at least in part of the United States, it now has a different status," he said.