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Attack with explosives at a U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo

Cocaine bricks (photo DEA website)

Assailants hurled an explosive device at a U.S. consulate in a northern Mexico border city, damaging windows but causing no injuries, the consulate said on Saturday.

The device was thrown over a wall surrounding the consulate in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Laredo, Texas, on Friday night. The consulate said in a statement it would be closed indefinitely.

It was the latest attack on U.S. consulates and consulate staff in Mexico.

Suspected drug hitmen killed three people linked to the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez last month, provoking outrage from President Barack Obama and putting new pressure on Mexico to stop growing violence.READ MORE HERE

The synergy between “Los Dos Laredos” – Laredo Texas and Nuevo Laredo – makes Nuevo Laredo one of the most vibrant cities along the border. Here, there is a  shared culture.

The United States Consulate in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico was established in 1872.  Is one of nine U.S. Consulates in Mexico, it serves a consular district comprised of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas and the following municipalities in the state of Coahuila: Ciudad Acuña, Allende, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jimenez, Morelos, Nava, Piedras Negras, Villa Union, and Zaragoza.

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