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      "World's Largest Shrimp Cocktail" made south of the border

      The World's Largest Shrimp Cocktail was made south of the border in Playa La Carbonera // Gobierno de Tamaulipas Image

      A new world record has been set south of the border as part of Semana Santa.

      Officials confirmed that the "World's Largest Shrimp Cocktail" was made at Playa La Carbonera on Good Friday.

      The 2,557-pound shrimp cocktail was made with hundreds of spectators and applause.

      Matzalan, Sinaloa previously held the record with a 1,186-pound shrimp cocktail.

      Located just east of San Fernando and about two and a half hours south of Brownsville, Playa La Carbonera is a regional beach destination.

      Tamaulipas Gov. Egidio Torre-Cantu and other officials were on hand for the preparation of the shrimp cocktail.

      After the shrimp cocktail was certified for the Guiness World Book of Records in New York, it was divided up to share among the spectators.

      The event came amid the busy Semana Santa, or Holy Week, tourism season.

      Authorities confirmed reports of shootouts and military action in Tampico, Matamoros and Reynosa as part of Mexico's ongoing drug war, which has plagued the border region.