Horacio Garza Garza is a Mexican politician from Tamaulipas affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who has served as municipal president of Nuevo Laredo[1] and as federal deputy.

Horacio Garza Garza in June 2000.

Political career


From 1991 to 1993, he served as federal deputy during the LV Legislature. He served as municipal president (mayor) of Nuevo Laredo twice, first from 1993 to 1995 and then from 1999 to 2001. From 2002 to 2004, he served as local deputy in the Congress of Tamaulipas. In 2006, he won a seat in the lower house of the Mexican Congress[2] hence was elected to serve during the LX Legislature.

Garza has occupied several positions in the Tamaulipas public service.

Assassination attempt


In February 2007 Garza was shot[2] and critically wounded by unknown individuals as he was going to the Quetzalcóatl International Airport to take a flight back to Mexico City. Garza's driver was shot to death. Garza was rushed to a hospital in Nuevo Laredo and then to a hospital in Mexico City.


  1. ^ Yardley, Jim (2 January 2000). "THE YEAR 2000: Speeches, Star Power and a Whole Lot of Noise Ring In the New; An International Hug At Mexico-U.S. Border". New York Times. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b Carmina Danini; Mariano Castillo (20 February 2007). "Mexican lawmaker shot multiple times". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved 7 February 2011.