Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017. 4:22 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Last week, U.S. President, Donald Trump, turned his attention to a country with whom we share our northern border.
He tweeted, “Mexico was just ranked the second deadliest country in the world, after only Syria. Drug trade is largely the cause. We will BUILD THE WALL!”
Trump’s tweet was sparked by an annual Armed Conflict Survey published in May by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), in which Mexico was ranked as the world’s second deadliest nation above unstable middle eastern nations.
However, a statement issued by Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Secretariat (SRE) quickly refuted that wild claim.
Citing data from the United Nations, the statement argued that Mexico was not the second deadliest country in the world.
However, the statement conceded, “there is a significant violence problem.”
UN’s 2014 report, revealed that Honduras (90.4), Venezuela (53.7) Belize (44.7), Colombia (30.8) and Brazil (25.2) all have higher murder rates per-capita than Mexico.
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