MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Mexico’s federal government is blaming American drug demand as a driver for cartel violence after President Trump tweeted about the nation’s crime rates this week.
The finger-pointing was made during a public rebuke where the government claimed that a tweet by Trump highlighted the nation for being the second-deadliest country in the world, behind Syria. The rebuke by the Mexican government once again forgot to account for the victims incinerated in ovens, 55-gallon drums, or buried in shallow graves by cartels.
The drama in Mexico began shortly after Trump sent a tweet about Mexico where he stated that Mexico had been ranked as the second deadliest country in the world, just behind Syria.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017
Trump’s tweet is based on the Armed Conflict Survey released last month by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. As Breitbart Texas reported, the survey accounted for 23,000 homicides in Mexico during 2016, highlighting cartel violence as the leading cause.
Mexico’s Foreign Relations Ministry (SRE) fired back a statement rebuking the presidential tweet. Instead of relying on current statistics, the Mexican government used statistics from 2014, indicated a more peaceful period.
SRE’s claim of “No Pasa Nada” (nothing is happening) comes two days after as Breitbart Texas reported on the Mexican government’s report showing May as the deadliest month in 20 years. full story