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Nuevo Laredo

Nuevo Laredo (nwā´vō lärā´ŧħō), city (1990 pop. 218,413), Tamaulipas state, NE Mexico, across the Rio Grande from Laredo, Tex. Linked with the United States by automobile and railroad bridges, Nuevo Laredo is the northern terminus of the national railroad and the Inter-American Highway, as well as the chief point of entry for U.S. tourists driving to Mexico. It is also a center of international trade and the distribution point for an agricultural (mainly cotton) and livestock-raising area. Nuevo Laredo has been one of the many Mexican cities affected by an influx of foreign capital, primarily due to the establishment of foreign-owned industrial plants, known as maquiladoras. Founded in 1755, the city was part of Laredo until the end of the Mexican War in 1848. Nuevo Laredo played a role in the Mexican revolution of 1910 and was burned extensively in 1914.

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Nuevo Laredo

Nuevo Laredo City on the Río Bravo (known as the Río Grande in the USA), Tamaulipas state, ne Mexico. Opposite Laredo, Texas, Nuevo Laredo is the chief port of entry into Mexico. Founded in 1755, it was separated from Laredo at the end of the Mexican War (1846–48). The Mexican Revolution (1910–20) devastated the city. Nuevo Laredo lies is the n terminus of the Inter-American Highway and the national railroad network. It is a trading center for cotton and livestock. At the end of the 20th century, the city acquired many maquiladoras, assembly plants for components made in the United States. Industries: natural gas, tourism. Pop. (2000) 310,277.

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