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(Spanish tamauˈlipas)
(Placename) a state of NE Mexico, on the Gulf of Mexico. Capital: Ciudad Victoria. Pop: 2 747 114 (2000). Area: 79 829 sq km (30 822 sq miles)
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(ˌtɑ maʊˈli pɑs)

a state in NE Mexico, bordering on the Gulf of Mexico. 2,527,328; 30,731 sq. mi. (79,595 sq. km). Cap.: Ciudad Victoria.
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siblings in the troubled northeastern state of Tamaulipas, the state attorney general said on Saturday, Reuters reported.
The campaign by social-media activists to shine the spotlight on the activities of organized crime and on police and official corruption in Tamaulipas took a tragic turn when one of the leaders of the Twitter-based community Valor por Tamaulipas was kidnapped and murdered.
Law enforcement officials and analysts described the battles in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas and other regions, including the western state of Michoacan, as signs that a cartel realignment is under way.
In the last five years, the newly invaded range has not been reported including the south of Tamaulipas with subtropical climate and wooded area conducive for the survival of Ae.
The deaths "were the result of several shootouts" on Friday in three municipalities, the Tamaulipas attorney general said in a statement.
At least seven different kinds of pests, in addition to drought threaten 40,000 hectares of citrus in the downtown area of Tamaulipas (Mexico).
Previous records for Tamaulipas were anecdotal (Moreno-Valdez and Vasquez-Farias, 2005) and, although the collared anteater has been observed in Reserva de Biosfera de El Cielo, there was no specimen from the state.
Summary: Suspected criminal groups in Mexico have thrown grenades at two parked cars in the northeast state of Tamaulipas on Friday.