The new mayor-elect (aka Presidente Electo which is actually more of a county judge, not a mayor but… whatever) of Nuevo Laredo, Benjamin Galván Gómez met on International Bridge #1 with Laredo’s Mayor Raul Salinas. The NBC Affiliate, KGNS, did a nice piece on saying goodbye with the recent leader of three years and a hello to the new one as he starts his three years.
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Interestingly enough, both see one of the best routes to bettering Nuevo Laredo is through the arts, sports and culture. Hmmm… the new presidente municipal does have big fish to fry that are not the “norm” – the violence, the economy, lost tourism, etc. – but and as for Ramón Garza Barrios, I guess he is going to relax in Laredo (where he lives) and maybe go back to the family business as his time as el Presidente Municipal de Nuevo Laredo comes to an end.
With a new logo and slogan announced and explained:
Why do I know all this stuff? Well, apparently this new Presidente Municipal is going to have more cameras following him than our little alcalde, Raul Salinas. The Nuevo Laredo facebook page is now filled with every photo op from visiting newborns to family photos. I think I am going to miss the old Nuevo Laredo facebook page which warned you about what streets to avoid when there was a gun battle taking place. Oh well, such are politics.
Good luck to all our leaders this coming year – hope you are as honest as you claim to me.