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Texas alert angers Mexican ambassador?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/03/19 11:05:59

The Mexican ambassador this week accused Texas of playing politics by urging college students to avoid Mexico on spring break because of a dramatic rise in violence.

Mexico strongly disagrees with the assessment made by Texas officials regarding travel to Mexico,” Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan said in a statement posted on the Mexican Embassy’s website.

He added that Texas authorities “should be able to more objectively evaluate facts, providing nuance and context, and, in doing so, dispel the notion that their motivation is a clear-cut political agenda.”

The Texas Department of Public Safety this week issued a travel warning to students because of “continued violence throughout” Mexico.

Public Safety Director Steven C. McCraw noted that his department has a responsibility to alert Texas residents to the dangers of visiting Mexico, where drug wars and other crimes claimed more than 13,000 lives last year.

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  • Demonic Rat Hunter 2012/03/19 17:36:01
    Demonic Rat Hunter
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    Screw Mexico, They've been invading us and also throwing rounds across the border. And they've been killing anything they don't like there. It's almost so bad I wouldn't want to send the obama there, OK I'd send him there in a minute.
  • U-Dog 2012/03/19 16:28:08
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    MessyCo can KMA... they don't give a crap about the safety of American kids, they are only interested in US $$$.
  • Soup Man 2012/03/19 16:04:53
    Soup Man
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    Texas is waging good politics by informing the students of the dangers in the war torn country of Mexico
  • the_old_coach 2012/03/19 15:23:32
    the_old_coach
    +3
    No, thanks. I'll tour the USA. Look at this:

    http://www.nationmaster.com/c...

    The stats that pop out most to me?

    Gun violence > Homicides > Overall homicide rate > per 100,000 pop. 17.7735

    and

    Drug offences 23,588 per 100,000 people

    mexican drug cartels
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/03/19 13:42:45
    Lady Whitewolf
    +5
    Gee, TOO BAD....

    Reign in your drug cartels!

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