Mexico, the United States and Canada highlight armed violence, it is a public health problem

The governments of Mexico, the US and Canada highlight armed violence and they agreed that North America is going through a public health epidemic derived from it.

Given this, they pointed out that the phenomenon should be addressed collectively since the considered arms epidemic is largely due to the diversion of firearms to illegal markets.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau, leaders of the North American countries, warn in the Joint Declaration of the IX North American Leaders Summit called “Rebuilding Better Together”, that it should be addressed.

Mexico, the US and Canada highlight armed violence

“The weapons that cross into Mexico empower criminal organizations,” they declared at the IX North American Leaders Summit. Mexico, the United States and Canada highlight armed violence and the figures indicate that deaths in North America from overdoses exceed 100,000 deaths.

The leaders of the countries of Mexico, the United States and Canada highlight armed violence and wrote in the Joint Declaration of the IX Summit of North American Leaders:

“We are experiencing a public health epidemic of gun violence. For example, hundreds of thousands of firearms cross into Mexico annually, empowering transnational criminal organizations and generating irreversible damage to society “.

North American leaders agreed that to address these issues and protect communities from harm in the global environment of illegal drugs and firearms trafficking that North America faces, “we must have a collective approach. and coordinated “.

To do this, AMLO met with Joe Biden at the White House, as well as with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, at the facilities of the Mexican Institute of Culture, located in Washington, DC

Statistics for arms trafficking

Mexico, the United States and Canada highlight armed violence and the figures indicate that deaths in North America from overdoses exceed 100,000 deaths.

The Joint Declaration of the IX North American Leaders Summit notes that the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid crisis worsened.

Overdose deaths in North America reached record highs with 100,000 overdose deaths in a 12-month period in the United States.

While in Canada there were almost 7 thousand deaths from apparent opioid toxicity between April 2020 and March 2021. As Mexico, the United States and Canada highlight armed violence, it is a public health problem that they will address together.

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