Nuevo Laredo - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there problems with ethnic, race/racial minorities or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

The role of gender in Mexican society seems more deeply engrained in family and work roles, but I think that's improving. Mexicans also have racial tensions in their society, specifically in the realm of an Indigenous/Spanish spectrum which translates to a darker/lighter skin profile. Most of this is observable and noteworthy, but didn't seem to be present within the Consulate itself. I personally don't recall experiencing any racism, or gender issues while at post (full-disclosure, this is from the perspective of a middle age, white, male). - Dec 2022

Leadership is still very male here, but the situation seems to be changing gradually. - Jun 2018

The usual "machismo" but never towards foreigners. Other than that, I haven't noticed. - Apr 2017

No. Expect to speak Spanish virtually everywhere you go, including Laredo. A lot of people in stores and restaurants in Laredo speak primarily Spanish. - Feb 2016

Not that I've experienced or heard of. - Dec 2015

Not really overtly obvious. Laredo, TX is more than 90% Latino. You won't find much diversity. - Jun 2014

Not that I have seen. - Nov 2011

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