Crime and Violence

U.S. Consulate General reopens offices in Ciudad Juárez with reinforced security

The U.S. Consulate General has reopened its embassy offices in Ciudad Juaréz after having closed them last week to “review its security posture.” The offices have reopened with reinforced security provided by local police and military forces. According to the agency, the embassy had received threats that were perceived as serious. No further details were given.

The closing of the embassy comes two weeks after the car bombing event that occurred in the city. This past March, the embassy closed for three days after an American couple and a Mexican citizen that worked for the embassy were killed.


AFP. “Consulado de EEUU en mexicana Ciudad Juárez reabre con seguridad reforzada.” AFP. 03 August, 2010.

La Jornada. “Reabren consulado en Juárez.” La Jornada. 03 August, 2010.

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