A report on Tamaulipas

Tamaulipas in Mexico, 1824
Sierra Madre Oriental
Port of Tampico
Rio Grande ca. 3 miles southeast of Falcon Reservoir, Municipality of Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico (August 2007)
Thornscrub south of Reynosa, Municipality of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico (August 2007)
Grassland habitat on the road to Mezquital, Municipality of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico (March 2009)
Dawn on the Rio Sabinas near Highway 85, Municipality of Gómez Farías, Tamaulipas, Mexico (April 2001)
Road into the cloud forest of El Cielo Biosphere Reserve, Municipality of Gómez Farías, Tamaulipas, Mexico (April 2001)
Lush cloud forest vegetation and waterfall in El Cielo Biosphere Reserve (August 2004).
The few roads in the cloud forest of El Cielo Biosphere Reserve are suitable for four-wheel drive vehicles only (August 2004).
Cloud forest stream in El Cielo Biosphere Reserve (August 2004)
Rio Guayalejo at Highway 80 with silhouette of Cerro del Bernal, Municipality of Gonzlaez, Tamaulipas, Mexico (April 2001)
Gravel road through the arid interior slopes of the Sierra Madre Oriental, Municipality of Miquihuana, Tamaulipas, Mexico (August 2003)

One of the 31 states which, along with Mexico City, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.

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Veracruz

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One of the 31 states which, along with Mexico City, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.

One of the 31 states which, along with Mexico City, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.

Pico de Orizaba
Jamapa River
Mountain formation in the south of the state
Shore of Lake Catemaco
Bougainvillea
Olmec stone head
Playa Villa Rica, where the Spanish built the first city of Veracruz
Statue of rebel leader Yanga
Depiction of the Battle of Veracruz during the Mexican–American War
Vanilla beans
Petroleum tower in Poza Rica
A portion of the port of Veracruz
Huachinango (red snapper) a la Veracruzana
The Olmec San Martin Pajapan Monument 1 on exhibit in the Museum of Anthropology in Xalapa
Mural depicting the history of Papantla in the town square by Teodoro Cano García
Veracruz lighthouse
El Tajín, Niche pyramid

It is located in eastern Mexico and is bordered by seven states, which are Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Puebla, Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Tabasco.

Matamoros, Tamaulipas

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Sunset at Playa Bagdad
Museum of Casamata
Bronze statue honoring Rigo Tovar in Matamoros, Tamaulipas

Matamoros, officially known as Heroica Matamoros, is a city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, and the municipal seat of the homonymous municipality.

Tampico

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View of Tampico, 1836
Plaza de Armas
Buildings on Calle Juarez

Tampico is a city and port in the southeastern part of the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Ciudad Victoria

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Viceroyalty of New Spain
Places of Ciudad Victoria
José de Escandón y Helguera, 1st Count of Sierra Gorda
Casa de los Hermanos Filizola, restored to inhabit the Pinacoteca Tamaulipas, Ciudad Victoria, Mexico
Sale of flags in the month of September in the Plaza Juarez of Ciudad Victoria
Government complex built at the end of the 20th century
Government complex built in 2010
Ciudad Victoria Coat of Arms
Building of the City Council of Ciudad Victoria
Cathedral of Our Lady of Refuge, Ciudad Victoria
Marginalized area of Ciudad Victoria
Gymnasium of La Salle University
Avenue in Ciudad Victoria
Recreative zone inside Sporting Unit Siglo XXI in Ciudad Victoria
Regional History Museum
TAMUX
House of Art
Bicentennial Park
Polyforum Dr. Rodolfo Torre Cantú
Dr. Norberto Treviño Zapata General Hospital
Marte R. Gomez Stadium
Gordita
Panoramic from a viewpoint on a hill of the Sierra Madre Oriental in the Military Field of the 77th Infantry Battalion in Ciudad Victoria

Ciudad Victoria is the seat of the Municipality of Victoria, and the capital of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

Texas

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State in the South Central region of the United States.

State in the South Central region of the United States.

Early Native American tribal territories
Nicolas de La Fora's 1771 map of the northern frontier of New Spain clearly shows the Provincia de los Tejas.
Stephen F. Austin was the first American empresario given permission to operate a colony within Mexican Texas.
Mexico in 1824. Coahuila y Tejas is the northeasternmost state.
Surrender of Santa Anna. Painting by William Henry Huddle, 1886.
The Republic of Texas with present-day borders superimposed
Captain Charles A. May's squadron of the 2nd Dragoons slashes through the Mexican Army lines. Resaca de la Palma, Texas, May 1846
Spindletop, the first major oil gusher
Sam Rayburn Reservoir
Texas Hill Country
Steinhagen Reservoir
Palo Duro Canyon
Franklin Mountains State Park
Big Bend National Park
Köppen climate types in Texas
Colonia in the Rio Grande Valley near the Mexico–United States border
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A geomap depicting income by county as of 2014
Cotton modules after harvest in West Texas
An oil well
Brazos Wind Farm
Electronic Data Systems headquarters in Plano
Astronaut training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston
The Alamo is one of the most recognized symbols of Texas.
Big Tex presided over every Texas State Fair since 1952 until it was destroyed by a fire in 2012. Since then a new Big Tex was created.
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Houston
Texas A&M University
Rice University
The Texas Medical Center in Houston
The High Five Interchange in Dallas
"Welcome to Texas" sign
Terminal D at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Terminal E at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston
Port of Houston along the Houston Ship Channel
The Texas State Capitol at night
Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, 36th president of the United States
George W. Bush of Texas, 43rd president of the United States
AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys
Playoff game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers in 2007

Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the south and southwest; and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.

Nuevo León

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State in the northeast region of Mexico.

State in the northeast region of Mexico.

The original Government Palace (State House) of Nuevo León in Monterrey.
La Huasteca State Park
Trace of petroglyphs engraved on rocks at Boca de Potrerillos.
Biotechnology center of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
Wind turbines at the Parques Eólicos Ventika located in General Bravo. The wind-power complex has the capacity to produce 252 megawatts and can meet the electricity demand of some 630,000 homes.
The facilities of the Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma brewery in Nuevo Leon are the single largest producer of alcoholic beverages in the world.

The state is bordered by Tamaulipas to the east, Coahuila to the west, and both Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi to the south.

Nuevo Laredo

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The Monument to Mothers in front of the Best Western Plus Nuevo Laredo hotel
Ciudad Deportiva Baseball Park

Nuevo Laredo is a city in the Municipality of Nuevo Laredo in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

The current border was originally decided after the Mexican–American War (1846–1848). Most of the border is settled on the Rio Grande River on the border of Texas and northeastern Mexico. To the left lies San Diego, California and on the right is Tijuana, Baja California. The building in the foreground on the San Diego side is a sewage treatment plant built to clean the Tijuana River.

Mexico–United States border

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International border separating Mexico and the United States, extending from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Gulf of Mexico in the east.

International border separating Mexico and the United States, extending from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Gulf of Mexico in the east.

The current border was originally decided after the Mexican–American War (1846–1848). Most of the border is settled on the Rio Grande River on the border of Texas and northeastern Mexico. To the left lies San Diego, California and on the right is Tijuana, Baja California. The building in the foreground on the San Diego side is a sewage treatment plant built to clean the Tijuana River.
A typical plaque constructed by the International Boundary and Water Commission and mounted at the exact location of the border.
United States Border Patrol at Algodones Sand Dunes, California, USA. The fence on the US-Mexican border is a special construction of narrow, 15 ft tall elements, that are movable vertically. This way, they can be lifted on top of the ever shifting sand dunes.
Map of Mexico in 1842
San Diego together with Tijuana creates the bi-national San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area.
El Paso (top) and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua (bottom) seen from earth orbit; the Rio Grande is the thin line separating the two cities through the middle of the photograph. El Paso and Juarez make up the third largest U.S. international metroplex after Detroit–Windsor and San Diego-Tijuana.
Vehicle barrier in the New Mexico desert 2010
Climbing the Mexico–United States barrier fence in Brownsville, Texas
Going into Mexico from El Paso, Texas, U.S.
San Ysidro Port of Entry through vehicle.
The San Ysidro border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana
Passport stamp upon arrival in Tijuana, Baja California land border crossing.
Thousands of cars sit from fifteen minutes to two hours waiting to cross the border.
The Big Bend National Park is located at the Border.
Border Patrol agents in southern Texas in 2013.
Drug trafficking tunnel under the U.S.–Mexico border used by the Sinaloa Cartel
Border for pedestrians in Tijuana, Baja California
US Border Patrol agents review documents of individuals suspected of attempted illegal entry in 2019.
Nogales border fence.
United States-Mexico-border-wall-Progreso-Lakes-Texas.
A volunteer from the Humane Border group is refilling water stations located on the desert of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Memorial coffins on the US-Mexico barrier for those killed crossing the border fence in Tijuana, México.
Mexicans crossing the Río Grande face the Big Bend National Park.
A U.S. Army National Guard member working with the U.S. Border Patrol in support of Operation Jump Start, Arizona, July 2006.
Members of the North Carolina Army National Guard monitoring the U.S.–Mexico border in southwest Arizona.
Federal courthouse in Tucson, AZ, where Operation Streamline proceedings take place.
ICE ERO officers deporting a man wanted for two murders in Mexico.
Mexico-US border wall at Tijuana, Mexico.
Entrance into Mexico at Nogales, AZ (USA).
Border Patrol patrolling the Rio Grande in an airboat in Laredo, Texas.
The start of the border fence in the state of New Mexico—just west of El Paso, Texas.
U.S. Border Patrol helicopter along El Camino del Diablo, Arizona–Sonora border, 2004.
Border between Nogales, Arizona, on the left, and Nogales, Sonora, on the right.
On the left: Nogales, Arizona; on the right, Nogales, Sonora.
Beach in Tijuana at the border in 2006.
A CBP Border Patrol vehicle sitting near Mexico–U.S. border.
View of Cross Border Xpress (CBX) bridge from parking lot on U.S. side, with Tijuana Airport on the left and the CBX U.S. terminal on the right.
The U.S.–Mexico border fence near El Paso, Texas.
Portion of border near Jacumba, California, in 2003.
Portion of border near Jacumba, California, in 2009 with enhanced security.
El Paso (left) and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua (right), taken on June 30, 2022 from the International Space Station with north oriented towards the bottom-left side. The Rio Grande appears as a thin line separating the two cities through the middle of the photograph. El Paso and Juarez make up the third largest U.S. international metroplex after Detroit–Windsor and San Diego-Tijuana.

The Mexican states along the border are Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas.

Reynosa

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Hidalgo Street in early 20th century
Main plaza in early 20th century
Reynosa Cultural Park
Zaragoza public market

Reynosa is a border city in the northern part of the state of Tamaulipas, in Mexico.

Logo of the Gulf Cartel

Gulf Cartel

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Criminal syndicate and drug trafficking organization in Mexico, and perhaps one of the oldest organized crime groups in the country.

Criminal syndicate and drug trafficking organization in Mexico, and perhaps one of the oldest organized crime groups in the country.

Logo of the Gulf Cartel
Juan García Ábrego, founder of the organization.
Osiel Cárdenas Guillén's extradition to the United States from Mexico.
Samuel Flores Borrego, former Gulf Cartel high-ranking member.
Gulf Cartel hierarchy
A narco submarine seized in Ecuador in July 2010
Gulf Cartel factions in 2021.
Los Ciclones
Los Metros
Los Rojos
Panteras

His luck ended in November 2000 when he was captured in Tampico, Tamaulipas and imprisoned in La Palma.