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Black market on the Mexico-Guatemala border

Makeshift inner tube rafts, carrying smuggled goods, border area workers and immigrants from Central America, cross the Suchiate river in Tecún Umán, Guatemala, 22 May 2011. Having no migration or commercial controls, the Suchiate river serves as an illegal crossing point between the southern Mexican state of Chiapas and Guatemala. Every day, hundreds of people from both countries, crossing the river on the unstable rafts called ?camaras?, smuggle soft drinks, toilet papers, fruits, vegetables and other supplies. The river crossing is also widely used by the Central America immigrants heading to the north, to the United States, in the search of better life.
Makeshift inner tube rafts, carrying smuggled goods, border area workers and immigrants from Central America, cross the Suchiate river in Tecún Umán, Guatemala, 22 May 2011. Having no migration or commercial controls, the Suchiate river serves as an illegal crossing point between the southern Mexican state of Chiapas and Guatemala. Every day, hundreds of people from both countries, crossing the river on the unstable rafts called ?camaras?, smuggle soft drinks, toilet papers,...
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