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U.S. reopens consulate in Ciudad Juarez

By the CNN Wire Staff
Mexican soldiers guard one of the entrances of the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, on Friday.
Mexican soldiers guard one of the entrances of the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, on Friday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The consulate will reopen Tuesday
  • Officials have not released the results of their security review
RELATED TOPICS
  • Ciudad Juarez
  • Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez will reopen Tuesday after a security review that lasted two business days, the State Department said.

The facility, on the border with Texas, was closed Friday and Monday.

The State Department announced the reopening Monday but did not release the results of the review.

It came more than four months after gunmen killed three people connected with the U.S. consulate in the border city, which is a flash point in the Mexican federal government's fight against the cartels. Hundreds of people have been killed this year in clashes between rival cartels or between police and cartels.

The U.S. consulate Ciudad Juarez processed more than 94,000 immigrant visas and more than 144,000 non-immigrant visas in the 2009 fiscal year, according to the State Department.