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US consulate workers killed in Mexico drug wars

Posted By admin On March 15, 2010 @ 10:45 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Anne Barrowclough
London Times [1]
March 15, 2010

The drug wars in Mexico took an ominous turn over the weekend when a pregnant US consulate employee and her husband were killed as they left a children’s birthday party in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s most violent city. Only minutes earlier gunmen also killed the Mexican husband of another member of the consular staff and wounded his two children.

While a number of US citizens have been killed in Mexico’s increasingly bloody drug wars between rival cartels, it is the first time an American government employee has been killed.

President Barack Obama has expressed outrage over the killings, and Mexican President Felipe Calderon promised a swift investigation.

The three died during one of the bloodiest weekends so far in Mexico, with nearly 50 people murdered in gang violence. Another 13 people were killed in a gangland shoot-out in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco on Sunday.

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[4] Mexico drug wars have killed 35,000 people in four years: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mexico-drug-wars-have-killed-35000-people-in-four-years.html

[5] Ten killed across Mexico in Christmas Eve drug violence: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ten-killed-across-mexico-in-christmas-eve-drug-violence.html

[6] 11 killed, including one abductee, latest victims in Mexico drug war: http://www.prisonplanet.com/11-killed-including-one-abductee-latest-victims-in-mexico-drug-war.html

[7] Will Mexico’s drug war lead to tighter gun control laws in U.S.?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/will-mexicos-drug-war-lead-to-tighter-gun-control-laws-in-us.html

[8] Mexican drug wars force police to claim asylum in US: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mexican-drug-wars-force-police-to-claim-asylum-in-us.html

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