Borderland Beat:

One unidentified individual was killed and eight others were hurt in a gun battle in Tamaulipas state between armed suspects and a Mexican Army patrol Friday afternoon, according to Mexican news accounts.

A Mexican Army patrol came under small arms fire from armed suspects in Santa Apolonia ejido near gaps leading to the village of Empalme around noon, sparking a three hour gunfight.

What? You don’t know the states of the Estados Unidos de Mexico?

Learn them, and also the Provinces of Canada. Don’t embarrass us.

Actually . . . we got nothin’.