Anarchy Along Mexico’s Southern Border Crossings

Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times, August 3, 2013

The Mexican government is pledging to bring order to its wild southern border. The stakes couldn’t be higher, and the job couldn’t be more difficult.

The proof lies in this dusty border town of 14,000 people. Here, unmonitored goods and travelers float across the wide Suchiate River—the boundary between Guatemala and the Mexican state of Chiapas—on a flotilla of inner-tube rafts. They cross all day long, in plain sight of Mexican authorities stationed a few yards upriver at an official border crossing.

Some of the Central Americans are visiting just for the day. Others are hoping to find work on Mexican coffee plantations or banana farms. But many will continue north toward the United States.

There is no guarantee they will ever get there. Lying in wait are Mexican criminals, and even Mexican officials, who aim to kidnap northbound travelers, extort money from them and sometimes even rape and kill them. About 10,000 such migrants have disappeared in Mexico every year since 2008, according to Mexican government estimates.

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In recent weeks, however, the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto has pledged to bring new order to the border region. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said the new plans will “ensure that [migrants] don’t suffer.”

Security at border crossings will be strengthened, officials say, and sophisticated “internal control” stations will be set up a few miles inside the country along commonly-used migration routes, to better monitor the movement of goods and people.

The government is also expanding a program to record the fingerprints, photos and other identifying features of migrants, the newspaper Milenio reported. High-tech biometric kiosks, partially paid for by the U.S. government, will record the data of those applying for temporary visitor and work permits.

Meanwhile, the Mexican navy, which is charged with protecting the border, has deepened its partnership with the Guatemalan military, staging coordinated operations in an effort to run off the drug cartels that have taken advantage of the border’s numerous unpoliced crossing points, Vice Adm. Francisco Ramon Tiburcio Camacho said.

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More generally, it is unclear whether the new plans will really allow Mexico to get a handle on a border that is more than 700 miles long, and which experts say is essentially untamable. Border fences and walls, they say, would be almost impossible to build through the deep jungle and stark mountainous terrain traversed by the line separating Mexico from Guatemala and Belize.

The Mexicans reject the idea of building walls anyway, having long maintained that the U.S. southern border strategy, with its imposing barriers and armed agents, amounts to conduct unbecoming a neighbor. In a speech June 3 near the border, Osorio Chong promised that no walls would be built under the new plan. It would be focused on human rights, he said, and more in keeping with “what Mexico demands north of its border.”

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The Mexican government estimates that 300,000 of those who cross the nation’s southern border each year without authorization are headed to the United States.

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Raul Benitez, a security expert at Mexico’s National Autonomous University, said that if his government truly wanted to address the plight of the migrants, it would look beyond the border and focus on weeding out the culture that allows so many Mexican officials on the route north to extract bribes.

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  • Spartacus

    “It would be focused on human rights, he said, and more in keeping with “what Mexico demands north of its border.”

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    Oh, how the dark-skins love that term, “human rights”, they parrot it whenever they can’t think up a logical answer .

    • APaige

      They should prove they are human first.

      • Spartacus

        It goes without saying that they’re not .

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    “High-tech biometric kiosks, partially paid for by the U.S. government, will record the data of those applying for temporary visitor and work permits.”

    So the U.S. government is perfectly happy to pay for these for the Mexican government to use, but it’s “too hard” or “impossible” to implement this system in our country?

    The news just gets more depressing every day.

    • me

      Our ‘elected officials’ (yeah, right!) are a bunch of traitorous whores, for the most part. They’ve sold themselves out to the highest bidders, in order for the ‘progressive elite’ to create a ‘global community’ where ‘everyone is ‘equal’ in culture, ability, and talent. What they really mean by ‘equal’, is ‘equal’ in wage slavery and governmental oppression. They don’t want a strong, independent, financially secure, healthy, and happy populace.They don’t want people to have an identity, a community, or a culture. Globalization is the goal, at the cost of every sovereign nation and people. “A New World Order….” That phrase has been parroted by every slimy politician–from George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Vincente Fox, et al, ad nauseum. Sinister and evil.
      Having said that….they’re FAILING. Historically, the tyrants ALWAYS fail. They’re getting more desperate every day. Globally, people are getting MORE insistent on preserving their cultures, protesting against massive immigration, and insisting on the right of every man to live the way they wish, with the people that they wish. People are becoming more insistent on their own sovereign countries, where they can have self-determination. This nonsense will come to a screeching halt soon, because everyone is sick of it.

  • Puggg

    Mexico solves the anarchy along its own southern border by dumping the problem people along its northern border.

  • Oldcorporal

    Mexico blasts us for — supposedly — getting tough with its nationals who cross our borders illegally; but then treats the Central Americans crossing its southern border much worse than we’ve ever treated the Mexicans. Can you say, “Hypocrisy”?

    • I’m glad they’re at least tough on Guatemalans, because those greaseros y greaseritas don’t want to stop in Mexico; they’re coming here.

  • evilsandmich

    About 10,000 such migrants have disappeared in Mexico every year since 2008

    Just the type of people we need: people who have ruined their own home so much that they’re willing to risk death and torture in order to sneak into…Mexico.

    • watling

      Every few months a plane from some third world cesspit lands at London Heathrow with a frozen body clinging in a death grip to the undercarriage. Just how bad must these countries be if their citizens are prepared to go to such extremes to escape?

  • IstvanIN

    Just build a rail line from southern Mexico to northern Mexico and dump them on our doorstep.

    • WR_the_realist

      I’m sure that’s the Mexican government’s ultimate plan.

  • bigone4u

    Retire in Mexico and live like a king? No way. Mexico is a dark nightmare of lies and corruption. There are some good people, but give a Mexican a position of authority and they will abuse it. It is shocking how stupid many white people are who think they can retire to the place and be safe. Even traveling within the country outside the “touristy” areas is dangerous. And our leaders want to import that danger to our backyards through amnesty.

    • me

      Well, you can be the biggest turd on crap mountain. There’s that….

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    “The Mexicans reject the idea of building walls anyway, having long maintained that the U.S. southern border strategy, with its imposing barriers and armed agents, amounts to conduct unbecoming a neighbor.”

    Unbecoming of a neighbor? Tell me, is 1/6th of Mexico’s native-born population squatting in The US unbecoming of a “neighbor’?

  • ViktorNN

    For some reason, whenever I hear the term “Mexican Navy” I start to chuckle.

    • IstvanIN

      see below-

  • itdoesnotmatter

    Not to be deceived, I know they are all headed for the S.F. Bay Area, already imploded with feral Central Americans. The men are animals who cannot wait to get their hands on and impregnate naive white girls.

    • Wethepeople

      It is intriguing how ethnic cleansing is ingrained in all but us whites..

      • itdoesnotmatter

        What a tragedy. If we don’t “fix” it, we’re doomed.

    • me

      Yeah, they’re usually ‘naïve’ at fourteen….

      • itdoesnotmatter

        To a mestizo, the younger, the better.

        • me

          Yup. They’re icky that way.

  • mobilebay

    Mexico is, of course, a hypocritical hellhole, but the ones I blame most are the leaders of our country who don’t have the guts to stop the invasion. We have fought many wars and been victorius, but now we are surrendering to every third world country south of the border. The Washington “gangsters” are rubbing their hands with glee as they envision the votes that will come from the pro-amnesty traitors and eventually the “new” citizens. I blame both parties for the destruction of our once-proud, sovereign nation.

  • me

    They count them before they make them ‘disappear’ in Mexico. From Dusk Till Dawn, don’t you know….

  • me

    I prefer a lawn overgrown with land mines.

  • Harumphty_Dumpty

    “Although the number of Mexicans detained for illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has been steadily declining, the number of non-Mexicans apprehended jumped from about 47,000 in fiscal 2011 to 94,500 in fiscal 2012, according to government statistics. Most were Central Americans, fleeing the region’s stagnant economies, gang violence and street crime.”

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