Nuevo Laredo

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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.