(FeaturedNews.com) – On Monday, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador claimed that Mexico was safer than the U.S. These claims came after there was a high-profile kidnapping of four Americans in Mexico last week which resulted in two of the four people being killed.
López Obrador, during his daily press briefing, claimed that Mexico was “safer” than the U.S. for anyone who wanted to travel through the country. He added that this was something known to both U.S. citizens and Mexicans who live in the U.S.
He added that Mexico has become a popular travel destination for both American tourists and expats. He then claimed that all of the claims were simply “a campaign against Mexico from conservative U.S. politicians” who don’t want to see Mexico proceed and move forward. He added that in the past few years, there has also been an increase in the number of U.S. citizens who had chosen to relocate to Mexico.
Last week, four Americans were kidnapped by armed men in Mexico. The four have been traveling across Mexico in order to receive medical treatment. However, two of the members of the four-person group were killed during the expedition.
The State Department has since issued a warning against Americans traveling to a list of Mexican regions where they might fall victim to kidnapping and other crimes.
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