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  • A city of northeast Mexico across the Rio Grande from Laredo, Texas. Founded in 1755, it was part of Laredo until the end of the Mexican War in 1848. Population: 348,000.

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  • The slain writer, Ms. Macias, was a regular contributor and moderated a forum on a site called "Nuevo Laredo en Vivo."

    Cartels in Mexico Hit New Victims: Web-Based Critics

  • This is the first big attack on the consulate in Nuevo Laredo, which is one of Mexico's largest U.S. consulates with around 80 employees, Mr. Quigley said.

    U.S. Mexican Consulate Attacked

  • Two weeks ago, Jos ├ę Luis Carrizales, who like Mr. Valdez was an alleged enforcer for the Sinaloa cartel, was killed just hours after being transferred to the penitentiary in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, which is largely controlled by a rival drug gang known as the Zetas.

    Mexico Drug Suspect Seeks U.S. Justice

  • A statement Wednesday gives no other details of the rescue in Nuevo Laredo, which is across the border from Laredo, Texas.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Sinaloa cartel, was killed just hours after being transferred to the penitentiary in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, which is largely controlled by a rival drug gang known as the

    International Extradition Blog

  • Drug cartel gunmen killed three men near Nuevo Laredo which is a town close to the U.S. border.

    CNN Transcript May 11, 2007

  • And as Mexico fails to control drug violence in Mexican border towns such as Nuevo Laredo, Mexico's attorney general is attacking the U.S. efforts to fight illegal drugs.

    CNN Transcript Mar 31, 2006

  • Hernandez did not specify which areas were paralyzed, but people in Tamaulipas cities such as Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa and Matamoros on the border with Texas say bloody turf battles between drug gangs have caused a falloff in business.

    News Channel 9: Local News

  • They said the threat to journalists has spread from dangerous border cities such as Nuevo Laredo -- where the newsroom of the daily newspaper El Manana was the target of a February 2006 grenade attack -- to once "safe" cities such as the industrial northern Mexico city of Monterrey.

    Committee to Protect Journalists

  • Enrique Hubbard Urrea, Mexico's consul general in Dallas, actually boasted improvement, asserting that the government has won the war against the drug cartels in certain areas, such as Nuevo Laredo -- one of the border cities that has been the scene of recent nightmarish violence.

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