Nuevo Laredo

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Nuevo Laredo
Monumento Fundadores Nuevo Laredo.jpg
Monumento Fundadores
(Founders' Monument)
Nuevo Laredo Coat of Arms.png
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Chuparrosa (Hummingbird)
Puerta a México (Door to Mexico)
Motto(s): 
Siempre con la Patria (Always with the Motherland)
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Location Nuevo Laredo within Tamaulipas
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Location of Tamaulipas within Mexico
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Flag of Tamaulipas.svg  Tamaulipas
Municipality Nuevo Laredo Coat of Arms.png Nuevo Laredo Municipality
Settled1755
Established1848
Founded by Tomás Sánchez
Government
  Presidente MunicipalEnrique Rivas Cuellar
Area
  City1,334.02 km2 (515.07 sq mi)
Population
(2010 census)
  City373,725
   Metro
636,516
 metro area includes Laredo, Texas, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Colombia, Nuevo León, & Villa Hidalgo, Coahuila
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Codigo Postal
Area code(s) 867
Federal Routes Carretera federal 2.svg Carretera federal 85.svg
Website Municipio de Nuevo Laredo
Airport: Quetzalcoatl International Airport MMNL

Nuevo Laredo (Spanish pronunciation:  [ˈnweβo laˈɾeðo] ) is a city in the Municipality of Nuevo Laredo in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The city lies on the banks of the Rio Grande, across from the U.S. city of Laredo, Texas. The 2010 census population of the city was 373,725. [1] Nuevo Laredo is part of the Laredo-Nuevo Laredo Metropolitan Area with a population of 636,516. The municipality has an area of 1,334.02 km2 (515.07 sq mi). Both the city and the municipality rank as the third largest in the state.

Tamaulipas State of Mexico

Tamaulipas, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Tamaulipas, is one of the 31 states which, with Mexico City, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided into 43 municipalities and its capital city is Ciudad Victoria.

Rio Grande River forming part of the US-Mexico border

The Rio Grande is one of the principal rivers in the southwest United States and northern Mexico. The Rio Grande begins in south-central Colorado in the United States and flows to the Gulf of Mexico. Along the way, it forms part of the Mexico–United States border. According to the International Boundary and Water Commission, its total length was 1,896 miles (3,051 km) in the late 1980s, though course shifts occasionally result in length changes. Depending on how it is measured, the Rio Grande is either the fourth- or fifth-longest river system in North America.

Laredo, Texas City in Texas, United States

Laredo is a city in and the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, on the north bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Laredo has the distinction of flying seven flags. Founded in 1755, Laredo grew from a village to the capital of the brief Republic of the Rio Grande to the largest inland port on the Mexico–United States border. Laredo's economy is based on international trade with Mexico. Many major transportation companies have a facility in Laredo. The city is on the southern end of I-35 which makes it close to the manufacturers in northern Mexico. It has four international bridges and one railway bridge.

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The city is connected to Laredo, Texas by three international bridges and a rail bridge. The city is larger and younger than its U.S. counterpart. As an indication of its economic importance, one of Mexico's banderas monumentales is in the city (these flags have been established in state capitals and cities of significance).

Banderas monumentales

The banderas monumentales are a collection of tall flagpoles containing large flags of Mexico located throughout Mexico. They are part of a program started in 1999 under President Ernesto Zedillo that is currently administered by the Secretariat of National Defense. The main feature of these monuments is a giant Mexican flag flying off a 50-meter-high flagpole. The size of the flag was 14.3 by 25 meters and it was flown on a pole that measured 50 meters high. In the time after the decree was issued, many more banderas monumentales have been installed throughout the country in various sizes. Many of the locations were chosen due to significant events in Mexican history that occurred there.

History

Nuevo Laredo was part of the territory of the original settlement of Laredo (now in Texas) which was founded in 1755 by the Spaniard Don Tomás Sánchez in the northern part of the Rio Grande. The settlement's territory was granted to José de Escandón by the King of Spain, and the settlement's territory and population remained unified for ninety years, until the war of 1846–1848, the Mexican–American War.

Mexican–American War Armed conflict between the United States of America and Mexico from 1846 to 1848

The Mexican–American War, also known in the United States as the Mexican War and in Mexico as the Intervención estadounidense en México, was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the Second Federal Republic of Mexico from 1846 to 1848. It followed in the wake of the 1845 American annexation of the Republic of Texas, not formally recognized by the Mexican government, disputing the Treaties of Velasco signed by the unstable Mexican caudillo President/General Antonio López de Santa Anna after the Texas Revolution a decade earlier. In 1845, newly elected U.S. President James K. Polk, who saw the annexation of Texas as the first step towards a further expansion of the United States, sent troops to the disputed area and a diplomatic mission to Mexico. After Mexican forces attacked American forces, Polk cited this in his request that Congress declare war.

Early in 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo divided the territory attached to Laredo between the United States (specifically, Texas) and Mexico. Nuevo Laredo was founded on June 15, 1848, by seventeen Laredo families who wished to remain Mexican and therefore moved to the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. They identified with Mexico, its history, and its cultural customs, and decided to keep their Mexican citizenship. The founders of Nuevo Laredo even took with them the bones of their ancestors so they would continue to rest in Mexican ground.

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo peace treaty that concludes Mexican-American War of 1846-1848

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, officially titled the Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic, is the peace treaty signed on February 2, 1848, in the Villa de Guadalupe Hidalgo between the United States and Mexico that ended the Mexican–American War (1846–1848). The treaty came into force on July 4, 1848.

As a border town, Nuevo Laredo is known for its turf war in which drug cartels compete for control of the drug trade into the United States. Nuevo Laredo is a lucrative drug corridor because of the large volume of trucks that pass through the area, and the multiple exploitable ports of entry. [2]

A border town is a town or city close to the boundary between two countries, states, or regions. Usually the term implies that the nearness to the border is one of the things the place is most famous for. With close proximities to a different country, diverse cultural traditions can have certain influence to the place. Border towns can have highly cosmopolitan communities, a feature they share with port cities, as traveling and trading often go through the town. They can also be flashpoints for international conflicts, especially when the two countries have territorial disputes.

A drug cartel is any criminal organization with the intention of supplying drug trafficking operations. They range from loosely managed agreements among various drug traffickers to formalized commercial enterprises. The term was applied when the largest trafficking organizations reached an agreement to coordinate the production and distribution of cocaine. Since that agreement was broken up, drug cartels are no longer actually cartels, but the term stuck and it is now popularly used to refer to any criminal narcotics related organization.

Nuevo Laredo is the base of Los Zetas, originally the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel; the two organizations separated in early 2010 and have been fighting for the control of the smuggling routes to the United States. [3] As of 2012, Los Zetas are thought to be Mexico's largest criminal organization. [4] Drug violence involving the Sinaloa and Gulf Cartels escalated in 2003, when the city was controlled by the Gulf Cartel. 2012 has seen an unprecedented series of mass murder attacks in the city between the Sinaloa Cartel and Gulf Cartel on one side and Los Zetas on the other.

Los Zetas Mexican criminal syndicate

Los Zetas is a Mexican criminal syndicate, regarded as the most dangerous of the country's drug cartels. While primarily concerned with drug trafficking, the organization also runs profitable sex trafficking and gun running rackets. The origins of Los Zetas date back to the late 1990s, when commandos of the Mexican Army deserted their ranks and began working as the enforcement arm of the Gulf Cartel. In February 2010, Los Zetas broke away and formed their own criminal organization, rivalling the Gulf Cartel.

Gulf Cartel drug cartel

The Gulf Cartel is a criminal syndicate and drug trafficking organization in Mexico, and perhaps one of the oldest organized crime groups in the country. It is currently based in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, directly across the U.S. border from Brownsville, Texas.

The Sinaloa Cartel, also known as the Guzmán-Loera Organization, the Pacific Cartel, the Federation and the Blood Alliance, is an international drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime syndicate established during the late 1980s. The cartel is primarily based in the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa, with operations in the Mexican states of Baja California, Durango, Sonora, and Chihuahua. The 'Federation' was partially splintered when the Beltrán-Leyva brothers broke apart from the Sinaloa Cartel.

Geography

Nuevo Laredo is in the northern tip of Tamaulipas on the west end of the Rio Grande Plains. Rio Grande is the only source that supplies its citizens with water. El Coyote Creek supplies Nuevo Laredo's only natural lake El Laguito (The Small Lake). The area consists of a few hills and flat land covered with grass, oak, and mesquite.

Climate

Nuevo Laredo features a semi-arid climate. Nuevo Laredo's weather is influenced by its proximity to the Chihuahuan Desert to the west, by the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains to the south and west, and by the Gulf of Mexico to the east. Much of the moisture from the Pacific is blocked by the Sierra Madre Oriental. Therefore, most of the moisture derives from the Gulf of Mexico. Its geographic location causes Nuevo Laredo's weather to range from long periods of heat to sudden violent storms in a short period of time. Nuevo Laredo is cold for Tamaulipas standards during winter, the average daytime highs are around 66 °F (18.9 °C) and overnight lows around 43 °F (6.1 °C); although it is rare for snow to fall in Nuevo Laredo, there was actually snow on the ground for a few hours on the morning of Christmas Day 2004.

Nuevo Laredo experiences an average high temperature of about 99 °F (37.2 °C), and an average low of about 75 °F (23.9 °C) during summer, and 20 inches (508 mm) of rain per year. As Laredo sometimes undergoes drought, a water conservation ordinance was implemented in 2003.

Climate data for Nuevo Laredo
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °C (°F)38.5
(101.3)
36.0
(96.8)
40.0
(104.0)
44.0
(111.2)
42.0
(107.6)
49.0
(120.2)
43.3
(109.9)
42.0
(107.6)
42.2
(108.0)
39.0
(102.2)
34.0
(93.2)
32.0
(89.6)
49.0
(120.2)
Average high °C (°F)17.9
(64.2)
21.1
(70.0)
26.4
(79.5)
30.5
(86.9)
32.8
(91.0)
35.6
(96.1)
36.8
(98.2)
36.7
(98.1)
33.3
(91.9)
28.8
(83.8)
23.5
(74.3)
19.0
(66.2)
28.5
(83.3)
Daily mean °C (°F)12.2
(54.0)
14.9
(58.8)
19.9
(67.8)
24.5
(76.1)
27.1
(80.8)
29.9
(85.8)
30.9
(87.6)
30.8
(87.4)
28.2
(82.8)
23.6
(74.5)
18.2
(64.8)
13.7
(56.7)
22.8
(73.0)
Average low °C (°F)6.4
(43.5)
8.8
(47.8)
13.5
(56.3)
18.4
(65.1)
21.5
(70.7)
24.2
(75.6)
25.1
(77.2)
25.0
(77.0)
23.1
(73.6)
18.3
(64.9)
12.9
(55.2)
8.3
(46.9)
17.1
(62.8)
Record low °C (°F)−7.9
(17.8)
−6.5
(20.3)
−2
(28)
2.5
(36.5)
10.0
(50.0)
16.5
(61.7)
15.0
(59.0)
18.5
(65.3)
11.3
(52.3)
5.0
(41.0)
−1
(30)
−10
(14)
−10
(14)
Average precipitation mm (inches)20.1
(0.79)
27.2
(1.07)
16.1
(0.63)
46.9
(1.85)
69.8
(2.75)
67.6
(2.66)
33.0
(1.30)
55.0
(2.17)
78.4
(3.09)
69.4
(2.73)
25.5
(1.00)
18.9
(0.74)
527.9
(20.78)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)4.74.22.53.34.53.73.03.65.53.63.13.745.4
Source: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional [5]

Government

Nuevo Laredo is governed by an elected Cabildo , which is composed of the Presidente Municipal (Municipal President or Mayor), two Síndicos, and twenty Regidores . The PAN is in control of the city government. The Mayor is in charge of the municipal administration. The Síndicos supervise the municipal budget and expenditures, and the Regidores are elected by the party.

Public safety

Public safety is provided by three municipal departments: (1) municipal police (Dirección de Seguridad Ciudadana), (2) traffic control (Dirección de Seguridad Vial), and (3) the emergency services department (Dirección de Protección Civil, Bomberos y Desastres). [6]

As well as the State Police Force Tamaulipas ("Fuerza Tamaulipas") replacing former Acreditable State Police ("Polícia Estatal Acreditable")

Because of the drug-related violence, Federal level departments take part in the security effort, SEDENA Military Police ("Polícia Military") Mexican Army Troops, SEMAR Mexican Navy Troops and Federal Police.

Economy

The Monument to mothers in front of the Best Western Plus Nuevo Laredo Hotel. Monumento La Madre Royal Crowne Plaza.jpg
The Monument to mothers in front of the Best Western Plus Nuevo Laredo Hotel.

Nuevo Laredo (along with Laredo, Texas) is the most important trade border crossing of Latin America (approximately 8500 trucks cross the border each day). [7] [8] Its geographical position has enabled this city to grow and specialize in the international trade business. Nuevo Laredo has a very developed logistics and transportation industry, complemented with a variety of hotel chains, restaurants and a cultural center where events such as the Tamaulipas International Festival take place.

Nuevo Laredo is on the primary trade route connecting Canada, the United States and Mexico. Both Nuevo Laredo and Laredo, Texas are now the gateway to Mexico's burgeoning industrial complex, offering diverse markets, business opportunities and profit potential, which both business and industry cannot find anywhere else. Nuevo Laredo is the only Mexico/U.S. border city strategically positioned at the convergence of all land transportation systems. The main highway and railroad leading from Central Mexico through Mexico City, San Luis Potosí, Saltillo and Monterrey join with two major U.S. rail lines at Nuevo Laredo and major American highway Interstate 35, thus offering fast access to the most important metropolitan areas and seaports of Texas, as well as northern states and Canada. For more than a decade, Mexico's economic policies have greatly increased Mexico/U.S. trade and cross-border production in the Nuevo Laredo area.

There are three bridges in the Nuevo Laredo area: International Bridge #1 (the oldest); International Bridge #2 (also known as Juarez-Lincoln; no pedestrians); International Bridge #3 (also known as the Free Trade or Libre Comercio Bridge; inaugurated in 1999; cargo only). Also the Colombia-Solidarity (Solidaridad) Bridge (located about 20 miles (32 km) NW of the city in Colombia, Nuevo León). There are no urban areas on either side of this bridge.

Education

The educational infrastructure amounted to 288 school sites which are 71 kindergartens, 148 elementary schools, 34 junior high schools, 14 high schools, 13 vocational schools and 12 universities.

Higher education

There are twelve universities in Nuevo Laredo. Undergraduate studies normally last at least 3 years, divided into semesters or quarters, depending on the college or university.

Every graduate gets a bachelor's degree (Licenciatura or Ingenieria). Some of these universities also offer postgraduate studies. A "maestría" is a 2-year degree after a bachelor's degree, which awards the title of Master (Maestro).

Nuevo Laredo has three teachers' schools:

Transportation

Air

Nuevo Laredo is served by the Quetzalcóatl International Airport with daily flights to Mexico City. The neighboring Laredo International Airport in Laredo, Texas has daily flights to Houston (George Bush Intercontinental Airport) and to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Tri-weekly flights to Las Vegas, Nevada and bi-weekly seasonal (May–August) flights to Orlando, Florida.

Mass transit

Transporte Urbano de Nuevo Laredo (TUNL) is the mass transit system that operates in Nuevo Laredo with fixed routes with millions of passengers per year. TUNL works with a fleet of fixed-route buses. TUNL hub is located in downtown Nuevo Laredo.

International bridges

Major highways

Major highways in Nuevo Laredo and their starting and ending points:

Nearby cities

CityPopulationDistance (km)
Laredo, Texas 236,0910 mi (0 km)
Monclova, Coahuila 294,191124 mi (199 km)
Monterrey, Nuevo León 3,664,334125 mi (201 km)
Reynosa, Tamaulipas526,888130 mi (209 km)
Corpus Christi, Texas 409,741131 mi (211 km)
San Antonio, Texas 1,942,217154 mi (248 km)
Heroica Matamoros, Tamaulipas462,157167 mi (268 km)
Saltillo, Coahuila 648,929181 mi (291 km)

People and culture

Parks and zoos

Parque Viveros (en:Viveros Park) is a 124-acre (0.50 km2) forest park that overlooks the Rio Grande on the eastern side of Nuevo Laredo. The park features a zoo, two large swimming pools, walking trails, picnic areas with barbecue pits and playgrounds. [9]

Theaters

Nuevo Laredo has three main theaters the "Centro Cultural", "Teatro de la Ciudad", and "Casa de Cultura". The Centro Cultural (en:Cultural Center), is Nuevo Laredo's main theater with a sitting capacity of 1,200 guests. The theater has presented high level shows high level, plays, concerts and dance recitals. The theater has a museum, library, and a cafeteria. [10] The Teatro de la Ciudad (en:City Theater) is a theater which presents plays, dance recitals, concerts and musical shows and special events. [10] The Casa de Cultura (en:House of Culture) houses music, painting, dance and literature workshops and also presents major artistic and cultural events such as art exhibitions, concerts, film samples, dance recitals and plays, among others. [10]

Sports

Baseball

Ciudad Deportiva Baseball Park Ciudad Deportiva Entrance.jpg
Ciudad Deportiva Baseball Park

The Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo (Nuevo Laredo Owls) formally known as the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos (Owls of the Two Laredos) were a Mexican Baseball League team that played in the Zona Norte (Northern Division) of the Mexican League until 2010. The Ciudad Deportiva was their home Baseball park which had a capacity of 12,000 fans. The Tecolotes returned to Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas for the 2008 season after a 4 years absence in the city when the team was transferred to Tijuana and renamed Potros de Tijuana (Tijuana Colts). The Rieleros from Aguascalientes were transferred to Nuevo Laredo as the Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo. [11] The Tecolotes were the Mexican League Champions in 1953, 1954, 1958, 1977, and 1989 and runner-ups in 1945, 1955, 1959, 1985, 1987, 1992, 1993.

The Parque la Junta (La Junta Park) was opened in 1947 [12] and has a capacity of 6,000 people. The stadium was the home to the five-time champion Mexican Baseball League team Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos (The Owls of the Two Laredos) from 1947 to 2003.

Football

The Bravos de Nuevo Laredo is a football club in the Mexican Football League Second Division in Nuevo Laredo. The Unidad Deportiva Benito Juárez (Benito Juárez Sport Complex) is their home stadium. The Bravos are an institution formed in 2004 by a groups of business people in Nuevo Laredo, whose objective is to organize a football team in the city with aspirations it will become a professional football club. This has been the first team to have all of their games transmitted live via internet through www.arcanasa.com up to the end of the 2010 tournament. [13]

The Ciudad Deportiva (Sports City) is a sports complex built in 2007 which main feature is a baseball park in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. It is home to the Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo [14] Mexican Baseball League team. The Ciudad Deportiva can seat up to 12,000 fans at a baseball game. Phase one of this project has been completed which only included the Baseball Park. Phase II of this project will include a new soccer stadium within Mexican Primera Division standards for a possible expansion of one of its teams to Nuevo Laredo. Phase II also includes a gym that will seat 1,500 fans to enjoy basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics among other sports. [11]

Basketball

The Toros de Nuevo Laredo is a basketball team in Nuevo Laredo, playing in the Mexican professional league Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP). The Toros de Nuevo Laredo play in the Ciudad Deportiva Indoor Stadium. They entered the league in 2009 to join the North Conference. Prior to the Toros de Nuevo Laredo, Nuevo Laredo had the Venados de Nuevo Laredo which played on the LNBP for the 20072008 season.

Entertainment

The city has a variety of tourist attractions such as:

There is a fairly large array of night-time entertainment venues. Most establishments (clubs, bars, and restaurants) are located in the historical district. Other restaurants (including chains such as Carl's Jr., Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and McDonald's) are located along Avenida Vicente Guerrero and Avenida Reforma. Nuevo Laredo has a red light district called Boy's Town, (or "La Zona").

The city has some malls like Paseo Reforma, it was opened in May 2008, this mall has many commercial establishment, like Wal-Mart Super Center, The Home Depot, and Cinépolis. Other shopping centers are, Plaza Real, Plaza 2 Laredos, Plaza commercial La fe.

Online newspapers and media

Newspapers

NameFrequencyLanguageCityWebsite
El Diario de Nuevo Laredo DailySpanishNuevo Laredo diario.net
El Mañana (Nuevo Laredo) DailySpanishNuevo Laredo elmanana.com.mx
LareDOS MonthlyEnglishLaredo laredosnews.com
Laredo Morning Times DailyEnglishLaredo lmtonline.com
Laredo Sun Online NewspaperEnglishLaredo laredosun.us
Lider DailySpanishNuevo Laredo liderinformativo.com
Primera Hora DailySpanishNuevo Laredo primerahora.com
Última Hora DailySpanishNuevo Laredo ultimahora.com

Television

CH VC DT Callsign Network City of LicenseOfficial Website
22.117.1 XEFE Televisa local Nuevo Laredo
8.18.1 KGNS NBC–HD Laredo pro8news.com
8.28.2 KGNS-DT2 ABC–HD Laredo kgns.tv
8.38.3 KGNS-DT3 Telemundo Laredo telemundo.com
10.1 CP 10.1 CP K10QK-D CarismaTV Laredo feypoder.com
1111.125.1 XHBR Canal de las Estrellas–HD Nuevo Laredo esmas.com
14.314.3 KYLX-LP Testing Laredo
15.115.1 KLMV BVB Laredo buenav.net
15.215.2 KLMV-LD2 TeLe-Romantica Laredo buenav.net
15.315.3 KLMV-LD3 Televida Laredo buenav.net
15.415.4 KLMV-LD4 Vida Vision Laredo buenav.net
2121.150.1 XHLNA Azteca Trece–HD Nuevo Laredo tvazteca.com
21.250.2 XHLNA-TDT2 Proyecto 40–HD Nuevo Laredo proyecto40.com
27.119.1 KLDO Univision–HD Laredo kldotv.com
27.219.2 KLDO-DT2 LATV Laredo kldotv.com
31.131.1 KXOF-CD UniMás Laredo ketftv.com
3333.151.1 XHLAT Azteca 7–HD Nuevo Laredo tvazteca.com
39.127.3 KETF-CD Fox–HDMyNet–HD Laredo myfoxlaredo.com
39.227.4 KETF-CD2 MundoFox Laredo myfoxlaredo.com
4545.132.1 XHNAT Multimedios Plus Nuevo Laredo multimedios.tv
45.232.2 XHNAT-TDT2 Milenio TV–HD Nuevo Laredo milenio.tv
45.332.3 XHNAT-TDT3 TeleRitmo Nuevo Laredo multimedios.tv
5757.138.1 XHLAR Televisa Nuevo Laredo-HD Nuevo Laredo televisa.com

AM radio

FrequencyCallsignBrandCity of LicenseWebsiteWebcast
530 WPMQ285 TxDOT HAR Laredo
790 XEFE La Mera LeyNuevo Laredo listen live
890 KVOZ Radio CristianaLaredo lanuevaradiocristiana.com
960 XEK La GrandeNuevo Laredo xek.com listen live
1000 XENLT Radio FormulaNuevo Laredo radioformula.com
1090 XEWL W-RadioNuevo Laredo wradio.com.mx listen live
1300 KLAR Radio PoderLaredo feypoder.com listen live
1340 XEBK exa FMNuevo Laredo exafm.com.mx
1370 XEGNK Radio MexicanaNuevo Laredo listen live
1410 XEAS Ke BuenaNuevo Laredo kebuena.com listen live
1490 KLNT ESPN Radio Laredo
1550 XENU La RancheritaNuevo Laredo listen live
1610 WPMQ285 TxDOT HAR Laredo

Long-range AM stations

The following Clear Channel AM stations can be heard in Laredo:

FrequencyCallsignBrandCity of LicenseWebsiteWebcast
680 KKYX Country Legends 680 San Antonio kkyx.com listen live
720 KSAH Norteño 720San Antonio
740 KTRH Newsradio 740 KTRH Houston ktrh.com listen live
760 KTKR Ticket 760 AMSan Antonio ticket760.com listen live
990 XET La T Grande Monterrey listen live
1030 KCTA KCTA 1030 AM Corpus Christi kctaradio.com listen live
1050 XEG Ranchera de MonterreyMonterrey rancherademonterrey.com listen live
1140 XEMR MR DeportesMonterrey
1200 WOAI News Radio 1200San Antonio radio.woai.com listen live
1210 KUBR Radio Cristiana San Juan   listen live
1530 KGBT La Tremenda 1530 Harlingen latremenda1530.com

FM radio

FrequencyCallsignBrandFormatCity of LicenseWebsiteWebcast
88.1 KHOY Catholic RadioReligiousLaredo khoy.org listen live
88.9 XHLDO Radio TamaulipasPublic RadioNuevo Laredo tamaulipas.gob listen live
89.9 KBNL Radio ManantialSpanish ReligiousLaredo kbnl.com
91.3 XHNOE Stereo 91.3 FMSpanish ContemporaryNuevo Laredo xhnoe.com listen live
92.7 KJBZ Z93TejanoLaredo z933.com
94.1 XHTLN Imagen / RMX LaredoTalk / ContemporaryNuevo Laredo rmx.com.mx listen live
94.9 KQUR The WorksMainstream RockLaredo 949theworks.com listen live
95.7 XHBK Exa FMSpanish ContemporaryNuevo Laredo
96.5 XHTWO Radio TWONorteño/ContemporaryNuevo Laredo
97.1 XHNLO Multimedios RadioSpanish ContemporaryNuevo Laredo mmradio.com listen live
98.1 KRRG Big Buck CountryCountryLaredo bigbuck98.com
99.3 XHNK Digital EcstasyClassic HitsNuevo Laredo radiorama.com listen live
100.5 KBDR La LeyTejanoLaredo laley1005.com listen live
101.5 XHAS Ke BuenaNorteñoNuevo Laredo kebuena.com listen live
102.3 XHMW Los 40 PrincipalesSpanish PopNuevo Laredo radiorama.com listen live
103.3 XHAHU Radio Nuevo LeónSpanish Pop Anáhuac listen live
104.5NEWLa Más PesadaNorteñoNuevo Laredo
104.9 XHNLR Radio UATUniversity RadioNuevo Laredo uat.mx
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José Reyes Meza was a mexican painter, costume and set designer, who helped to found a number of cultural institutions in Mexico. Reyes Meza began his artistic career principally in theater, although he was an active painter and even bullfighter in his early days. Painting became prominent starting in the 1970s, working on murals in various parts of Mexico as well as exhibiting canvas works in Mexico and abroad. The artist is a founding member of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana and his work has been acknowledged by tributes, various awards and an art museum in Nuevo Laredo named after him.

Benjamín Galván Gómez Mexican politician

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Coordinates: 27°29′10″N99°30′25″W / 27.48611°N 99.50694°W / 27.48611; -99.50694