Nuevo Laredo is a city located in the Municipality of Nuevo Laredo in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The city lies on the banks of the Río Grande, across from the United States city of Laredo, Texas. The 2005 census population of the city was 348,387 and that of the municipality of which it serves as municipal seat was 355,827. Nuevo Laredo is part of the Laredo-Nuevo Laredo Metropolitan Area with a total population of 718,073. 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.
The city is connected to Laredo, Texas, across the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo) river by four international bridges and a rail bridge. The city is larger than its U.S. counterpart, but is younger, having been established after the state of Texas broke away from Mexico. It is the largest inland port in Mexico, just as its counterpart across the border is the busiest inland port in the United States.
Nuevo Laredo is located on the primary trade route connecting Canada, the United States and Mexico. Both Nuevo Laredo and Laredo, TX are now the gateway to Mexico’s burgeoning industrial complex, offering diverse markets, business opportunities and profit potential, which both business and industry cannot not 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.
70% of all Mexican exports to the United States are exported through Nuevo Laredo. Nuevo Laredo is considered to be the largest inland port in Latin America. There are four bridges in the Nuevo Laredo area: The Old and New (Juarez-Lincoln; no pedestrians) bridges; the Free Trade (Libre Comercio) Bridge (inaugurated in 1999) with Laredo, Texas (cargo only); and the Colombia-Solidaridad bridge, located about NW from the city; there are no urban areas on either side of this bridge.
There are six universities in Nuevo Laredo. The Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas offers international trade, computer systems, business administration, law, and accounting programs. It has 3,500 students enrolled. The Instituto Tecnologico de Nuevo Laredo offers architecture, civil engineering, electrical engineering, computer Ssstems engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, business administration, and accounting programs. It has 2,418 students enrolled. The Universidad Valle del Bravo offers law, psychology, graphic design, international trade, international marketing, business administration, communications, industrial administration, computer systems, and dentistry. It has 800 students enrolled. The Universidad Tecnologica de Nuevo Laredo offers harmonized tariff specialist and customs clearance specialist, transportation logistics administration, electronics and automated industrial maintenance, and distribution programs. It has 498 students enrolled.
Nuevo Laredo has two teachers' schools: Normal Basica Cuauhtemoc, which trains elementary and kindergarten teachers, and Normal Superior De Tamaulipas, which opened its doors on August 2005 and instructs future physical education and middle school teachers. The Normal offers specialties such as Spanish, mathematics, and English instruction.
The Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo (Owls of Nuevo Laredo) formally known as the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos (Owls of the Two Laredos) is a Mexican Baseball League team that plays in in the Zona Norte (Northern Division) of the Mexican League. The Ciudad Deportiva is their home Baseball park which has 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 Potors de Tijuana. The Rieleros from Aguascalientes were transferred to Nuevo Laredo as the Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo. The Tecolotes were the Mexican League Champions in 1953, 1954, 1958, 1977, and 1989 and were subchampions in 1945, 1955, 1959, 1985, 1987, 1992, 1993.
Parque la Junta (La Junta Park) is baseball field built in 1947 in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The ball park 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.
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 Mexican Baseball League team. The Ciudad Deportiva can seat up to 12,000 fans at a baseball game. Phase one of this project has ben 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, volley ball, and gymnastics among other sports.
|El Diario||Daily||Spanish||Nuevo Laredo||diario.net|
|El Mañana||Daily||Spanish||Nuevo Laredo||elmanana.com|
|Primera Hora||Daily||Spanish||Nuevo Laredo||primerahora.com|
|Ultima Hora||Daily||Spanish||Nuevo Laredo||ultimahora.com|
|Laredo Morning Times||Daily||English||Laredo||lmtonline.com|
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|21||21-1||XHLNA||TV Azteca 13||Nuevo Laredo||tvazteca.com|
|33||33-1||XHLAT||TV Azteca 7||Nuevo Laredo||tvazteca.com|
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|790||XEFE||La Mera Ley||Nuevo Laredo||-|
|960||XEK||La Grande||Nuevo Laredo||xek.com|
|1000||XENLT||Radio Formula||Nuevo Laredo||radioformula.com|
|1340||XEBK||exa FM||Nuevo Laredo||exafm.com.mx|
|1370||XEGNK||Radio Mexicana||Nuevo Laredo||gruposiete.com|
|1410||XEAS||Ke Buena||Nuevo Laredo||kebuena.com|
|1550||XENU||La Rancherita||Nuevo Laredo||-|
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|88.9||XHLDO||Radio Tamaulipas||Public Radio||Nuevo Laredo||tamaulipas.gob|
|89.9||KBNL||Radio Manatial||Public Radio||Laredo||wrn.org|
|91.3||XHNOE||Stereo 91.3 FM||Spanish Contemporary||Nuevo Laredo||xhnoe.com|
|94.1||XHTLN||Imagen / RMX Laredo||Talk / Contemporary||Nuevo Laredo||rmx.com.mx|
|94.9||KQUR||The Works||AC Top 40||Laredo||jammin949.com|
|95.7||XHBK||Exa FM||Spanish Contemporary||Nuevo Laredo||-|
|96.5||NEW||Tu Radio||Norteño||Nuevo Laredo||-|
|97.1||XHNLO||Multimedios Radio||Spanish Contemporary||Nuevo Laredo||multimedios.com|
|98.1||KRRG||Big Buck Country||Country||Laredo||krrg.com|
|99.3||XHNK||Digital Ecstasy||Classic Hits||Nuevo Laredo||stjohnradio.com|
|101.5||XHAS||Ke Buena||Norteño||Nuevo Laredo||kebuena.com|
|102.3||XHMW||Stereo Vida||Spanish Pop||Nuevo Laredo||-|
|104.5||NEW||La Mas Pesada||Norteño||Nuevo Laredo||lamaspesada.fm|
|104.9||XHNLR||Radio UAT||University Radio||Nuevo Laredo||radiouni.uat.mx|
|106.1||KNEX||Hot 106.1||Urban / Rhythmic Top 40||Laredo||hot1061.com|
|106.5||NEW||La Tremenda||Norteño||Nuevo Laredo||tremenda.com.mx|
|107.3||XHGTS||Digital 107.3||Spanish Pop||Nuevo Laredo||-|
|162.55||WXK26||NOAA Weather Radio||Weather||Laredo||-|
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