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Mexico Killings of 3 Connected to U.S. Consulate Bring Warning

By Edwin Chen and Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

March 15 (Bloomberg) -- The State Department authorized the departure from Mexico of dependents of U.S. consulate personnel in cities along the U.S.-Mexico border after three people connected with the American consulate in Ciudad Juarez were killed in drive-by shootings.

The White House condemned the killings of a U.S. citizen employee, her husband and the husband of a Mexican citizen employee, in a statement yesterday from National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer.

The drive-by shooting took place March 13, a U.S. official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The official declined to provide more detail, citing privacy concerns. Ciudad Juarez is across the border from El Paso, Texas.

A general travel warning to all U.S. citizens was issued as the State Department authorized dependents to leave the cities of Tijuana, Nogale


Added: Mar-15-2010 
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