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Mayor escapes ambush as violence surges in Mexico's Tamaulipas state

The mayor of the Mexico-U.S. border city of Matamoros survived an ambush by gunmen, authorities said Monday, the latest attack in surging violence in northeastern Mexico that has claimed dozens of lives and triggered a wave of kidnappings. Mayor Leticia Salazar’s convoy of armored SUVs came under fire Sunday night in Matamoros, which faces Brownsville, Texas, and is the second most populous municipality in Tamaulipas state. The convoy made several maneuvers and eventually escaped, city officials said. No one was injured. Four people were arrested early Monday. Herminio Garza Palacios, a Tamaulipas state security official, said the suspects indicated they had mistaken the...

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