Gov. Perry Makes Texas-Sized Geography Mistake Momentarily places Juarez within the 50 US states By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff Posted Mar 1, 2011 6:17 AM CST 41 comments Comments Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park February 11, 2011. (Getty Images) (Newser) – Rest easy, America: The most dangerous US city is ... in Mexico. Or so discovered Texas Gov. Rick Perry after an embarrassing goof yesterday. While talking to reporters about border enforcement, Perry brought up the violence in Mexico, saying, "There have been 34,000 Mexicans killed directly attributable to the drug wars. It is a very dangerous place." He continued, "Juarez is reported to be the most dangerous city in America." After an aide pointed out the error, Perry clarified that Ciudad Juarez is not, in fact, in Texas, reports Politico.