Mexican President Claims His Country Is ‘Safer Than U.S’ Despite Kidnappings

  • Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador fired back at the U.S. State Department after it warned Americans against visiting the country.
  • The U.S. State Department upgraded the travel warnings in place for many parts of the country to level 4, citing reports of crime and kidnapping in those areas. The level upgrade places parts of Mexico on the “do not travel” list, right alongside North Korea.
  • “Mexico is safer than the United States. There is no issue with traveling safely through Mexico. That’s something the U.S. citizens also know, just like our fellow Mexicans that live in the U.S.,” President López Obrador said at a Monday press conference, according to CNN.

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