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Is the Rio Grande Valley Like a Third World Country?

On February 5, Gregg Abbott– the Texas Attorney General and the presumptive Republican candidate for governor–drew criticisms for saying that the political corruption found in the Rio Grande Valley resembles that of a third country. Many, including his Democratic opponent Wendy Davis, accused Abbott of insulting the border region and demanded that he apologize.

But just how factually incorrect is the assertion that the Rio Grande Valley mirrors a third world country?

Is the Rio Grande Valley Like a Third World Country?

On February 5, Gregg Abbott– the Texas Attorney General and the presumptive Republican candidate for governor–drew criticisms for saying that the political corruption found in the Rio Grande Valley resembles that of a third country. Many, including his Democratic opponent Wendy Davis, accused Abbott of insulting the border region and demanded that he apologize.

But just how factually incorrect is the assertion that the Rio Grande Valley mirrors a third world country?

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