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Matamoros,

city (1990 pop. 266,055), Tamaulipas state, NE Mexico, near the mouth of the Rio Grande, opposite BrownsvilleBrownsville,
city (1990 pop. 98,962), seat of Cameron co., extreme S Tex., on the Rio Grande c.17 mi (30 km) from its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico; inc. 1850. It is an important port of entry across the river from Matamoros, Mexico.
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, Tex. Matamoros, linked by rail and highway with the United States, is an international trading center and a point of entry. The city is the center of an agricultural region that has become increasingly industrialized. Foreign-owned manufacturing plants, known as maquiladorasmaquiladoras
, Mexican assembly plants that manufacture finished goods for export to the United States. The maquiladoras are generally owned by non-Mexican corporations.
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, proliferated in the area and constitute a dominant part of the economy. Founded in 1700 as San Juan de los Esteros, the city was renamed in 1851 in honor of the leader for Mexican independence Mariano MatamorosMatamoros, Mariano
, d. 1814, Mexican revolutionist in the war against Spain. He was, like Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and José María Morelos y Pavón, a priest with liberal political opinions.
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. Noted for its heroic defense against numerous U.S. adventurers during the 19th cent., the city fell to the forces of Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War in 1846.

Matamoros

 

a city in northeastern Mexico on the US border. Located in the state of Tamaulipas near the mouth of the Rio Bravo del Norte. Population, 182,900 (1970). Matamoros has a railroad station and is a highway junction. With irrigation the region around Matamoros has become a major cotton-growing area. There are cotton textile, chemical, and food-processing industries.

Matamoros

a port in NE Mexico, on the R?o Grande: scene of bitter fighting during the US-Mexican War; centre of a cotton-growing area. Pop.: 481 000 (2005 est.)
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Although the car show has been referred to as Carlos baby, Matamoros says he wouldnt have been able to do any of it without help from lots of co-workers at Duncan Aviation.
A list run by Mexican officials has more than 1,000 people on it, said Elisa Filippone, a U.S.-based volunteer who visits Matamoros several times a week to deliver food and donated clothes.
Matias ahora es el protagonista indiscutible de las miradas y cuidados de Laura Matamoros. Por su parte, Daniel tambien muestra devocion por el pequeno y ambos comparten juegos en el dia a dia, conformando un cuadro familiar perfecto.
There's often no shade, and some give up and wander into Matamoros. They may return to the bridges to try again, or they may cross the border illegally and then claim asylum if Border Patrol agents apprehend them.
Posteriormente, se describen los antecedentes historicos y urbanos de la ciudad de Matamoros, donde se hace enfasis en la distribucion espacial de la poblacion y en la disponibilidad de espacios publicos y privados como lugares existentes y posibles de convivencia.
Se comparo la conformacion de los tipos de hogares (INEGI 1999) en Matamoros con las tendencias nacionales, y se detectaron las trayectorias historicas de estos.
Para la identificacion de los retos urbanos que actualmente afrontan Matamoros y Brownsville se procedio a la recopilacion de noticias con contenidos relativos a la planificacion y la gestion urbanas.
Los dias 25 y 26 de marzo fueron detenidos otros camiones de las lineas Omnibus y Futura que se dirigian a Reynosa y Matamoros.
The assailants were travelling in a car and a sport utility vehicle when they intercepted the convoy on the outskirts of Matamoros.
Matamoros fue descrito por sus contemporaneos como: "de pequena estatura, delgado, rubio, de ojos azules, y su rostro conservaba las huellas de las viruelas"; valorandolo como: "mi brazo derecho", "el mas valiente de los insurgentes", "hombre integro, bizarro y estratega genial".
A significant lower mean number of blood meals to molt (8.5 [+ or -] 1.44) was recorded for the cohort from Izucar de Matamoros in respect of the two other studied cohorts (Table 1).
Matamoros made it clear that the figures were "preliminary results" and warned that "there's no other official voice but that of the Tribunal Supremo Electoral."