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Laredo Texas

How A U.S. Student Became A Mexico Drug Kingpin

nytimes.com | JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. And ELISABETH MALKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Few people who knew Edgar Valdez Villarreal back when he was a square-jawed football star at United High School here would have pegged him as likely t...

U.S. Efforts Fail To Stem Flow Of Mexican Drug Money

washingtonpost.com | William Booth and Nick Miroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAREDO, TEX. - Stashing cash in spare tires, engine transmissions and truckloads of baby diapers, couriers for Mexican drug cartels are moving tens of...

Laredo: No Bookstore For City With A Quarter-Million People?

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LAREDO, Texas — The final chapter has been written for the lone bookstore on the streets of Laredo. With a population of nearly a quarter-milli...