By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times, August 1, 2018.
President Trump tweeted about Mexico’s soaring violence this week, saying the United States must beef up its border security in response. He was referencing new data that show there were a record 31,174 homicides in Mexico last year — a 27% increase over the year before.
Although factors within Mexico fuel much of the violence, the U.S. is helping drive Mexico’s rising homicide rates as well. Here are 3 ways the U.S. helps drive that violence. Read more.