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Old December 31st, 2007, 01:09 AM   #21
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Yes, I'd definitely say you're still in the USA.

SUV's are just as popular in Mexico as they are in the USA.

We get a lot of Mexican shoppers here in San Antonio.
Whenever I see a license plate from Mexico on a car, it is almost always an SUV or a Van.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 01:14 AM   #22
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By the way, over 98% of the city in Latino/Hispanic. Most people there are bilingual...but they use Spanish more.

Unlike San Antonio where a majority of the Latinos/Hispanics speak only English.

Anyways, about Laredo... I will never go there. It is a dump and across the border, it is even worse. The drug war in Nuevo Laredo is disgusting. People I know here in San Antonio have had problems when they've been to Nuevo Laredo. One person I heard about was jailed for 10 years in Mexican jails for no particular reason. No information was given out about it.

The Mexican police will just nab you for anything they want... Be it they want some extra cash or feel like throwing someone in jail. You have to prove your innocence in Mexico.

When I go to Mexico, I go to Nuevo Progreso. It is much safe and cleaner there.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 01:18 AM   #23
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looks very american to me

although some of the streets are pretty narrow
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Old December 31st, 2007, 01:44 AM   #24
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it looks old school american! much like a town in one of those made-for-TV christmas specials. i like it, but i wish that it was more cleaned up, for Laredo's sake.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 08:16 AM   #25
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It could easily be mistaken as a Mexican town, though. Nice pics !
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Old December 31st, 2007, 07:11 PM   #26
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I spent one day in Laredo last year and have never felt so uncomfortable for 10 hours in my whole life. Thankfully, I was traveling with a co-worker who was bilingual. The waitress at the restaurant we went to for lunch didn't speak English, so he had to order for me.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 07:37 PM   #27
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it's a slow takeover or reclaim of mexican territory
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Old December 31st, 2007, 09:21 PM   #28
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It could easily be mistaken as a Mexican town, though. Nice pics !
No way!! Just cross the river & go into Nuevo Laredo (on the Mexican side). Then you'll see what a real Meskin town looks like...
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Old December 31st, 2007, 09:26 PM   #29
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I never been to Mexico, are there mariachis in every corner?
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Old December 31st, 2007, 09:48 PM   #30
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I love Mexico! The border states have slowly been reclaimed culturally by Mexico, since it was there's originally. It adds to our cultural diversity here in the U.S. Eventually, the U.S. will probably be bilingual with so many states already having such large Spanish-speaking populations.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 10:12 PM   #31
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yup

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Is just another ity next to the border, what do you expect?
It's not Iowa or Wisconsin.
Duh!
Nice tour, A better title would have been Laredo....U.S or is it? Lol.....
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Old December 31st, 2007, 10:52 PM   #32
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I never been to Mexico, are there mariachis in every corner?
Yeah, and cockfights in every block. Don't drink the water, though...
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Old January 1st, 2008, 05:04 AM   #33
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SUV's are just as popular in Mexico as they are in the USA.

We get a lot of Mexican shoppers here in San Antonio.
Whenever I see a license plate from Mexico on a car, it is almost always an SUV or a Van.
Oh really?

LOL - oh well I tried.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 05:30 AM   #34
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No way!! Just cross the river & go into Nuevo Laredo (on the Mexican side). Then you'll see what a real Meskin town looks like...
border towns of Mexico are absolutely no indication of what a "real Meskin" town looks like. You need to travel further south to see real Mexico. and your little thumbs down is stupid.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 07:54 AM   #35
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I never been to Mexico, are there mariachis in every corner?
yes
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 07:00 PM   #36
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border towns of Mexico are absolutely no indication of what a "real Meskin" town looks like. You need to travel further south to see real Mexico. and your little thumbs down is stupid.
Look who's talking about stupidity! For your information, Houstonians are no more overweight than people in any other US city. Now, if that observation of yours was meant to be funny, OK, here it goes:

Happy now?
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 08:06 AM   #37
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Laredo is very mexican, remember it was part of Mexico years ago...I used to go very frequently to Laredo, a trip of 15 h from Guadalajara. Laredo is declining, everybody's moving to San Antonio.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 01:38 AM   #38
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there's a city in Mexico that looks like an american city it's Monterrey, and s very near to Laredo, it is about 150 miles of distance between them.

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Old January 5th, 2008, 03:56 AM   #39
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Looks 100% American to me. Should it not look so because it looks not too wealthy??
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Old January 5th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #40
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oh so all poor looking cities are not american ugh... lol. What about The Bronx, from what country is that?

It's a reality that in the US there are stark differences even within cities. New York for example, the only decent part is Manhattan, once you leave the island, save yourself.
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