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The Streets of Laredo(29 images)

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  • Mexican tourists and workers cross into the center of Laredo, Texas on August 19, 2010 in the early morning. City officials say negative attitudes about the city's more dangerous sister Nuevo Laredo have kept tourists from coming and effected the over all economics of the town. Laredo also depends heavily on tourism from Mexico, as people from northern Mexico come to the border city to make purchases on merchandise like designer clothes that they cannot find cheaply in their country, but since Mexico's border region has become increasingly violent, store owners in Laredo, Texas say Mexican shoppers are staying home.
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  • A group of workers from Mexico wait for shops to open and to begin work on August 20, 2010 in Laredo, Texas. City officials say negative attitudes about the city's more dangerous sister Nuevo Laredo have kept tourists from coming and effected the over all economics of the town.
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  • City Police Chief Carlos Maldonado poses for a portrait in his office on August 19, 2010 in Laredo, Texas. Maldonado's has been beefing up its force to deal with the possibility of spillover violence, but crime remains relatively low with only six murders this year. City officials say negative attitudes about the city's more dangerous sister Nuevo Laredo have kept tourists from coming and effected the over all economics of the town.
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  • At midday the streets in a downtown shopping district are relatively empty compared to normal say store owners on August 19, 2010 in Laredo, Texas. City officials say negative attitudes about the city's more dangerous sister Nuevo Laredo have kept tourists from coming and effected the over all economics of the town.
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