Originally Posted by patteeu
Mexico is definitely a third world country. There's no consideration required. "There are parts of it that fit the description" doesn't even make sense.
The World Bank classifies Mexico as an Upper Middle Income country. They are not a 3rd world country. They have financial markets and infrastructure.
Border cities do not make an entire country a 3rd world country.
Aside from US conservatives, I'd like to see you find someone credible to support your assertion that Mexico is a 3rd world country.