• It is an event that shows how words that sow hatred and are discriminatory only provoke violence, he said
  • What this unfortunate event should make us do is to condemn expressions that only divide, generating confrontation and leading to violence, he said.
  • Our country expresses its greatest condemnation because this is not what we want to see in a society, he said.

On behalf of Mexico, President Enrique Peña Nieto expressed,  “Our greatest solidarity with the people of the United States and the relatives of the victims” of the unfortunate events that occurred yesterday in the city of Orlando, Florida.

He said that, “This is an event that shows how words that sow hatred and are discriminatory only provoke violence,” he said.

"This event is marked by the violence unleashed that may have originated in expressions of hatred, discrimination and phobia towards certain people, which eventually created violence. This is the tragic and regrettable result that the whole world condemns, which our country broadly condemns, because this is not what we want to see in a society, precisely when we have advanced so much in the global society and our country,” he said.

As part of the event during which he handed over dwellings and title deeds  in Hidalgo, the president reported that the tragic incident in Orlando killed three people of Mexican origin, and that another person was wounded but in stable condition.

He said that through the Foreign Secretariat, “We will be providing information, and all possible assistance and support to the relatives of those who lost their lives or were injured.”

He repeated that, “What this unfortunate event should make us do is to condemn expressions that only divide, generating confrontation and leading to violence, like this tragic event in Orlando.”