Piedras Negras


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Piedras Negras

(pyā`thräs nā`gräs) [Span.,=black stones], ruined city of the Classic era of the MayaMaya
, indigenous people of S Mexico and Central America, occupying an area comprising the Yucatán peninsula and much of the present state of Chiapas in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, parts of El Salvador, and extreme western Honduras.
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, NW Petén, Guatemala, in the Usumacinta valley. Reaching a peak of sculptural achievement (according to one dating system, between 731 and 795), Piedras Negras developed some of the finest pre-Columbian stonework.

Piedras Negras,

city (1990 pop. 96,178), Coahuila state, N Mexico, on the Rio Grande opposite Eagle Pass, Tex. Founded in 1849, the city grew as an international shipping point. Piedras Negras is a commercial and processsing center for the surrounding agricultural region. Industry includes coal mining and metal-ore furnaces. In 1888, Piedras Negras was renamed Ciudad Porfirio Díaz in honor of the dictator, but the old name was restored after his overthrow.
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Piedras Negras

 

a city in northeastern Mexico, in the state of Coahuila; situated on the Rio Grande, at the US border. Population, 65,900 (1970). Piedras Negras is linked with Mexico City by railroad and highway. It has a ferrous metallurgy industry. Border trade with the USA is conducted through the city.

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Texas law enforcement and Border Patrol agents have been dispatched to the U.S.-Mexican border in response to a migrant caravan of over 1,800 members who are now being detained in an unused factory plant outside of Piedras Negras, Mexico.
Fernando Puron had just finished an election debate with his rival congressional candidates in the Mexican border city of Piedras Negras, when a well-wisher asked to join him for a selfie.
The politician, of Mexico's Instituional Revolutionary Party, had just left the University of Coahuila building where the event had taken place in Piedras Negras, in northern Mexico on the border with the USA.
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The sale includes manufacturing facilities in San Luis Potosi, Mexico; Piedras Negras, Mexico; Twinsburg, Ohio; Edmond, Oklahoma; Brussels, Belgium; Jemmal (Menzel Harb), Tunisia; and Miskolc, Hungary.
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Intelligence reports from the US and Mexican governments indicate that leaders from the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG), the Carrillo Fuentes organization (also known as the Juarez cartel), the Beltran Leyva cartel, and the Zetas held a meeting in the city of Piedras Negras in Coahuila to discuss the possibility of forming some sort of alliance.