Reps press Kerry on ‘alarming’ violence surrounding US consulates in Mexico

A new wave of cartel-fueled violence in Mexico has congressional lawmakers raising bipartisan alarm over the safety of American personnel stationed there -- and questioning whether consulates in the country's most dangerous cities should even remain open. 

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Homeland Security Committee member Filemon Vela, D-Texas, sent a letter Thursday to Secretary of State John Kerry seeking details "as soon as possible" on the security situation in three specific cities: Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo and Guadalajara.

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