Friday, April 27, 2018

A Murder Epidemic in Latin America

The only possible reason why President Trump wants to build a wall on America’s southern border is raw, unadulterated bigotry. Because if you are a bigot you see everything in terms of bigotry. After all, if things are no so good south of the border, the fault must lie with America's oppressive capitalist culture.

In any event, it makes no sense that Trump would want to shield America from the fine and productive people of Mexico, South and Central America. Unless, of course, you discover, via the Daily Mail, that Latin America has earned the dubious distinction of being the world leader in homicide. If you think Chicago is bad, take a gander at what is going on south of our border.

The Daily Mail reports on the latest study:

Latin America has suffered a 'breathtaking' wave of homicidal violence with more than 2.5million murders since 2000, a report has revealed.

The region accounts for a third of the world's murders - despite being home to only eight per cent of the global population, according to the Brazilian think-tank, the Igarapé Institute.

About 25 per cent of all global homicides take place in four of the region's countries - Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico and Brazil.

The institute's report said the 'sheer dimensions of homicidal violence are breathtaking' with almost half of all victims aged between 15–29.

It continues:

Of the 20 nations in the world with the highest homicide rates, 17 are in Latin America, where the proportion of murders involving firearms is 'astonishingly high' at 75 per cent compared to a global average of 40 per cent, the report found.

Meanwhile, of the 50 cities in the world with the highest murder rates, 43 are in the region - topped by San Salvador in El Salvador.

Ah, yes, San Salvador. Home of the MS-13 gang. How could anyone be so heartless as to prevent these people from coming to our great country.

The lines on the Statue of Liberty say: Bring us your tired and your poor, huddled masses yearning to live free. A noble sentiment, indeed. To which we might add: keep your killers, your assassins, your gang bangers to yourself. 

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

WAITAMINUTE. You're saying Trump has a point? Can you say that and still live in New York?