Saturday, July 17, 2010

The streets of Laredo

Except for the fact its drug-fueled violence, and of course only about 150 miles from my house, I thought i was reading about something in the Middle East.

12 dead in Nuevo Laredo shoot-out
BY MELVA LAVÍN-CASTILLO - Laredo Morning Times

Twelve people, including two civilians and a soldier, died in Nuevo Laredo after three separate gunbattles broke out in broad daylight Friday between suspected drug traffickers and the Mexican army, Mexican federal officials said late Friday night.

Nearly two dozen people were injured in Friday's shootouts, including numerous children who were riding in a bus shot up by the gunmen as they tried to escape, said a source close to the investigation.

No identities of the victims were released.

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