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2010-08-18 12:40:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryerson Inc., a leading distributor and processor of metals in North America, announced that it has opened a new service center in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The facility is expected to begin operations August 30, 2010. The 56,000-square-foot Monterrey facility will serve as a general line service center and carry a wide range of carbon, aluminum and stainless steel products in a variety of different shapes, similar to the product lines Ryerson stocks...

2006-03-07 17:39:30

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Suspected drug hitmen with assault rifles killed a police chief on Tuesday in a shootout that left two others dead in this crime-ridden city on the U.S.-Mexican border, police said. Victor Berrones, head of one of several police forces in the northern state of Tamaulipas, was gunned down when he went to the aid of a patrol car ambushed on a busy road in broad daylight, state police spokesman Hector Ovalle told Reuters. He said another police officer...

2006-02-14 14:23:10

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico warned on Tuesday of a long fight against drug traffickers and more deaths among security forces after two police chiefs were shot dead near Texas. A spokesman for President Vicente Fox said the fatal shootings on Monday would not deter the government in its "frontal attack against organized crime." More than 1,000 people died last year as gangs battled for control of lucrative smuggling routes to Texas from northeast Mexico, many in Nuevo Laredo across...

2006-02-13 23:27:34

MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - Unknown gunmen shot dead two police chiefs in separate attacks in a normally peaceful state bordering Texas on Monday, in an apparent escalation of drug gang violence, prosecutors said. Armed men burst into a police station in the town of Sabinas Hidalgo, in Nuevo Leon state, and snatched police chief Javier Garcia at gunpoint in the mid-afternoon. His handcuffed body was later found dumped outside town, shot in the back of the head. Just hours later,...

2006-02-07 01:22:35

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Heavily armed gunmen blasted their way into the offices of a newspaper on Mexico's drug-plagued border with the United States on Monday, tossing a grenade at journalists and gravely wounding a reporter. A handful of men firing assault rifles burst into the newsroom of El Manana newspaper in the city of Nuevo Laredo, director Daniel Rosas told Reuters by telephone. One of the assailants tossed a grenade into the newsroom. Night shift reporter Jaime Orozco was...

2005-12-20 12:35:05

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead five men in a vehicle workshop in this violent city on the U.S. border in a brutal resurgence of suspected drug violence, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Hitmen toting pistols surprised the five men late on Monday night at the workshop in Nuevo Laredo, which lies over the Rio Grande from Laredo, Texas, firing at least 15 shots at close range. The city of 300,000 people is the front line of a war between traffickers from the western...

2005-09-23 14:25:20

By Magdiel Hernandez NUEVO LAREDO (Reuters) - Thousands of jittery Texas residents piled into cars, trucks and buses and fled south of the Rio Grande on Friday, risking refuge in Mexico's most violent city rather than face Hurricane Rita's wrath. Texans and Mexican migrant workers piled across bridges to Nuevo Laredo, from Laredo, Texas, throughout the morning, some hauling cherished family valuables in pickup trucks, others escaping with little more than their passports. "We didn't...

2005-09-06 16:06:25

ZACATECAS, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican President Vicente Fox challenged drug barons on Tuesday to take on security forces in a notorious city on the U.S. border where troops and police are locked in a war with traffickers. Fox said in an interview that federal forces were in control of Nuevo Laredo, across from Laredo, Texas, despite more than 100 drug-related murders there this year. "We are going to win this battle. We'll see who is tougher, we'll see who is more stubborn," he told...

2005-08-28 17:25:15

By Tim Gaynor NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - The first victim of the day was bound with duct tape, tortured and shot once in the back of the head. His body was then stuffed in the trunk of a Buick Century, doused with gasoline and set ablaze. A second was found burned beyond recognition, propped up on a makeshift pyre of blazing car tires on the outskirts of this sweltering city on Mexico's border with the United States. The two killings on Friday brought the murder toll to 119...

2005-08-17 20:16:57

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico rebuked U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza on Wednesday for boasting he had shut down a consulate to "punish" Mexico's government for failing to control a violent drugs war on the border. Garza has repeatedly upset Mexico in recent months with strident criticism of its fight against drug cartels, which have turned Mexican border cities into a killing ground this year in a feud over drug routes to the United States. Geronimo Gutierrez, a Mexican Foreign Ministry...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.