Raul Perales

Cities on both sides of the border struggle as Mexico's drug war rages

Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, are often referred to as "Los Dos Laredos," or the two Laredos. The two cities sit on opposite sides on the U.S.-Mexico border, separated by the Rio Grande River. With their economies closely intertwined, both cities have suffered from the Mexican drug war.