Laredo launches website and campaign to demistify safety concerns

The border city of Laredo, Texas, has launched a campaign to clear its image as a safe city, reports the newspaper San Antonio Express-News.

Laredo Mayor Raul Salinas said the city spent $12,000 on the billboards and a website to combat “the myth about Laredo being an unsafe city.”

Laredo’s also the busiest commercial port on the U.S.-Mexico border, but Salinas said falsehoods about violence in the city have kept it from luring professionals like doctors.



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Tania Lara has a vast experience working as a journalist in Mexico and the U.S. reporting in-depth about the economic contributions and realities of Mexican immigrants. This summer, she will be covering border issues and elections for the 21st Century Border Initiative blog. Her stories about complex cross border matters have been published in Spanish-language media outlets including CNN México, Expansión, and ¡Ahora Sí!, as well as the English-language newspaper The Austin American-Statesman.
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