“There were larger increases in many of the 195 countries involved in the study, especially in Central America and South America. Researchers said the illegal drug trade and economic unrest may have been partly responsible.”
“Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Venezuela are the countries that, along with the U.S, were home to half the deaths the study reported.”
OK - how about …
America keeping good company with some of the leading countries in the world - for crime, drugs, corruption …
Then what would you say?
America fits right in with most of the other countries on the American continent?
Sure - that works.