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BBC interviewer (via NPR) talking to a woman walking home in london because all public transport was shut down:
"How do you feel about this attack?... Does it make you angry? Confused? Scared?"

Woman: "I'm a bit cross actually."
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So anyone paying attention to the war for nuevo laredo?

There are two gangs fighting for control of drug trafficing route into the US through Texas, one based in Juarez/Sinaloa and the other on the Gulf coast/matmoros. The front line for their struggle is nuevo laredo, and like any good mexican drug gang they are thoroughly enmeshed in the local police. To the point that there have been shootouts between police loyal to one faction and those loyal to another.

Last week the new chief of police was shot within hours after being sworn in, then this weekend the Federales sent a convoy in to investigate and the local police ambushed them and shot one of the investigators

So then they sent in the army and LOTS of federales and flew most of the local polic to mexico city for questioning.

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