Laredo has an identity that is not easily described but felt, heard, and seen when you are here.
Watch these videos. They express certain opinions about Laredo and help the viewer to see what this community is trying to express, a distinct perspective that captures the value of this place.
In some cases, the videos help to characterize and put into perspective the conversations that include Laredo and unique points of view on both sides of the many issues that affect this community of 256,000 people.
A Congressional Hearing for the Ages
U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar is known as Laredo’s home-town star; see the CSPAN coverage of a House Committee on Homeland Security wherein he adeptly points to the fact that Laredo is safe.
Fitch rates Laredo, Texas limited tax obligations ‘AA’
Sept 21 – Fitch Ratings assigns an ‘AA’ rating to the following Laredo, TX (the city) obligations: –$11.435 million combination tax and revenue certificates of obligation (COs), series 2012A; –$4.63 million combination tax and revenue COs, series …
Laredo’s image hammered by drug violence
San Antonio Express News
LAREDO, Tx— The official welcome for the Logistics and Manufacturing Symposium here last week was delivered by Mayor Raul Salinas, who gave a rousing endorsement of his booming border city. “Laredo is open for business…”
Mexico’s drug violence battering Laredo’s image
LAREDO,Texas— Whatever deadly drug violence happens in Mexico, stays in Mexico. That’s the message the city of Laredo is trying to send as drug cartels battle for dominance across the border in Nuevo Laredo. Earlier this month, more than 50 people …