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January 23, 2008 | Hector Tobar, Times Staff Writer
Local police were relieved of duty Tuesday in the border cities of Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros and Reynosa as army troops disarmed the officers and searched for evidence that might link them to drug traffickers. In Nuevo Laredo, soldiers surrounded police headquarters at 8 a.m. and ordered officers to remain inside. Federal troops conducted a similar operation in Tijuana last January, at the beginning of an offensive against Mexico's drug cartels and their allies in the police.
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July 3, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The state of Texas is warning Americans to avoid travel to the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo this holiday weekend because of an anticipated surge in drug cartel violence aimed at Americans. In a news release   Saturday, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Webb County Sheriff's Office said their sources indicated that the Zetas drug cartel was "planning to target U.S. citizens who travel to Nuevo Laredo this weekend. "  Steven C. McCraw, the department's director, also said in the statement:  "According to the information we have received, the Zetas are planning a possible surge in criminal activity, such as robberies, extortions, car-jackings and vehicle theft, specifically against U.S. citizens.
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NEWS
July 3, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The state of Texas is warning Americans to avoid travel to the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo this holiday weekend because of an anticipated surge in drug cartel violence aimed at Americans. In a news release   Saturday, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Webb County Sheriff's Office said their sources indicated that the Zetas drug cartel was "planning to target U.S. citizens who travel to Nuevo Laredo this weekend. "  Steven C. McCraw, the department's director, also said in the statement:  "According to the information we have received, the Zetas are planning a possible surge in criminal activity, such as robberies, extortions, car-jackings and vehicle theft, specifically against U.S. citizens.
NATIONAL
March 25, 2009 | Associated Press
Critics are protesting a Border Patrol plan to poison vegetation along a 1.1-mile stretch of the Rio Grande riverbank to eliminate dense foliage used as hiding places by illegal immigrants and smugglers. Some opponents of the action compare it to the Agent Orange chemical spraying program during the Vietnam War. The $2.1-million pilot project is due to begin this week.
NEWS
September 30, 2001 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After seven years of boom times, the twin-city border crossing known as the two Laredos had already begun hurting from this year's economic slowdown. Then came the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and suddenly this city and Laredo on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande are reeling. Truck traffic has flattened after a decade of double-digit growth.
WORLD
April 23, 2006 | Hector Tobar, Times Staff Writer
Here, it's better not to know. Information can be poison in this border city. Hard-boiled police reporters would rather you didn't tell them the names of certain criminals. When there's a shootout downtown, even the most ambitious radio reporter will not necessarily rush to the scene. So it went the day last month that four undercover federal police officers were ambushed and killed in thick lunch-hour traffic on the city's busiest street.
NATIONAL
March 25, 2009 | Associated Press
Critics are protesting a Border Patrol plan to poison vegetation along a 1.1-mile stretch of the Rio Grande riverbank to eliminate dense foliage used as hiding places by illegal immigrants and smugglers. Some opponents of the action compare it to the Agent Orange chemical spraying program during the Vietnam War. The $2.1-million pilot project is due to begin this week.
WORLD
July 21, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Two police officers were gunned down on their way to work in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, bringing to five the number of officers slain in the violent border city in four days. Ricardo Uvalle Escobedo and Jose de Jesus Morin Salinas were killed by unidentified assailants in separate incidents, investigator Oscar Sepulveda said. Numerous spent Kalashnikov rifle shells were found near the vehicles of both officers, Sepulveda said.
WORLD
April 15, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Two American brothers jailed on homicide charges in a notoriously violent state penitentiary in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, were killed by fellow inmates, Mexican investigators said. Guards at the CERESO II prison found the bodies of Jose Manuel Contreras, 25, and his brother, Jorge, 31. They had been stabbed, sources said. Relatives said the family lived in Mexico.
NEWS
April 25, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Arguing strongly for open trade, George W. Bush made a quick trip to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, to help dedicate a new border bridge to Laredo, Texas. The Republican candidate said that as president, he would seek "fast-track" negotiating status from Congress to expand free trade in the Western Hemisphere.
WORLD
January 23, 2008 | Hector Tobar, Times Staff Writer
Local police were relieved of duty Tuesday in the border cities of Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros and Reynosa as army troops disarmed the officers and searched for evidence that might link them to drug traffickers. In Nuevo Laredo, soldiers surrounded police headquarters at 8 a.m. and ordered officers to remain inside. Federal troops conducted a similar operation in Tijuana last January, at the beginning of an offensive against Mexico's drug cartels and their allies in the police.
WORLD
April 23, 2006 | Hector Tobar, Times Staff Writer
Here, it's better not to know. Information can be poison in this border city. Hard-boiled police reporters would rather you didn't tell them the names of certain criminals. When there's a shootout downtown, even the most ambitious radio reporter will not necessarily rush to the scene. So it went the day last month that four undercover federal police officers were ambushed and killed in thick lunch-hour traffic on the city's busiest street.
NEWS
September 30, 2001 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After seven years of boom times, the twin-city border crossing known as the two Laredos had already begun hurting from this year's economic slowdown. Then came the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and suddenly this city and Laredo on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande are reeling. Truck traffic has flattened after a decade of double-digit growth.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2001
* Huffy Corp. is ditching the rest of its scooter inventory, part of a decision to reduce costs for the fourth quarter. The company also will terminate its contract for the plant operated by Elamex in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, in May. The plant's production volume will be replaced by units imported from Asian suppliers, Huffy said. * Enron Corp. Chairman and CEO Kenneth Lay resigned from Eli Lilly & Co.'s board of directors, effective Dec. 10. * Coca-Cola Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ted Stone, 72, a North Carolina minister who turned his former drug addiction into a mission of preaching the Gospel through walking tours across the country, died Sunday at a Nashville hospital of cardiovascular disease. A native of Durham, N.C., Stone was addicted to drugs and alcohol as a young adult and spent four years in prison after shooting and wounding a man while committing a convenience store robbery.
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