U.S. closes consulate in Mexican City due to narco-violence

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MONTERREY, Mexico – U.S. authorities announced Thursday the temporary closure of the consulate in the Mexican city of Reynosa due to recent drug-related shootouts in the town just across the Rio Grande from McAllen, Texas.

The U.S. consulate in Reynosa “is only assisting U.S. citizens” and “will remain temporarily closed until further notice,” an official with the U.S. consulate here in Monterrey, the capital of the state of Nuevo Leon, told Efe.

Full story: Latin American Herald Tribune – U.S. Closes Consulate in Mexican City Due to Narco-Violence