Mexico and Guatemala launch binational migration operation on their border

Mexican and Guatemalan authorities launched this Saturday, March 27, a binational operation to stop groups of migrants, in order to avoid spreading Covid-19 and prevent human trafficking.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At the Rodolfo Robles bridge, which connects the Mexican state of Chiapas with Guatemala, both governments coordinated military and migration operations to shield the border and promote an "orderly" migration. However, they did not specify the number of security forces personnel.

"We must understand that migration is permanent. However, it must be regulated and safe," said Vicente Antonio Hernandez, commander of the 36th Military Zone in Tapachula.

Even though the start of the operation coincides with pressure from the United States, which detained more than 100,000 undocumented migrants at the border with Mexico in February . . .

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