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, city (1990 pop. 439,436), Coahuila state, N Mexico, on the Nazas River. It is the metropolis of the Laguna District, where the land, extensively irrigated, is some of Mexico's finest. Cotton and wheat are the principal crops, and cattle raising is important.
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Gómez Palacio


a city in Mexico in the state of Durango, in the northern part of the Mexican uplands. Population, 136,000 (1970). It has a railroad station and plants that process the raw materials of agriculture from the irrigation farming of the La Laguna region. Butter and fat, flour, chemical, and textile industries are also located there.

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Last July, Hernandez and reporter Hector Gordoa Marquez were kidnapped by members of the Sinaloa cartel in the Mexican state of Durango after reporting on a prison in Gomez Palacio. The warden there was letting inmates escape to assassinate rivals, Spector said.
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Alejandro Hernandez, a cameraman for Mexico's biggest televesion network, Televisa, and Javier Canales, another cameraman for Multimedios Television, were freed on Saturday after a police raid in the northern city of Gomez Palacio.
Last August, a fight among inmates at a state prison in the Durango city of Gomez Palacio killed 19 inmates and left more than 20 injured.