Skip to comments.Mexico southern border control so far just talk
Posted on 07/16/2014 7:14:55 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico - Mexico is promising to stem the flow of Central American migrants to the United States by tightening control at its notoriously porous Guatemalan border.
But messages from the country's top two leaders in little more than a week have provided few details on how. And the scene on the ground is business as usual.
Dozens of Central Americans who paid $1.50 a head could be seen this week crossing the broad Suchiate River on improvised rafts of inner tubes and wooden boards, in full view of Mexican police on the shore and immigration agents posted on a bridge overhead.
"I don't see anything has changed," Guatemalan Luisa Fuentes, 56, said as she rode a raft to Mexico.
"La Bestia," a decrepit freight train that carries migrants north from the border state of Chiapas, still carried many riders on its roof.
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That's a lot less than the $10,000 coyote fee number that's been bandied about.
Good informative article. Thanks posting it.