Regional
12:51 am
Tue August 3, 2010

US Consulate In Juarez Reopens

Juarez, Mexico – The U.S. consulate in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez will reopen after closing for two working days for a review of security threats.

U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley says the consulate will open Tuesday. He provided no details on the outcome of the review or the security threat that prompted the unexpected closure on Friday and Monday.

A U.S. Embassy spokesman said there would be no comment on whether security had been increased.

The shutdown was the most drastic measure the State Department has taken to keep its consulate employees safe in increasingly violent Mexican border cities. The city across the border from El Paso, Texas is one of the world's most dangerous, with more than 4,000 people killed there since the beginning of 2009.


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