Mexico: Borderline

Guatemalan exiles stir tension

Mexico, the source of an annual flow of about 3 million people to the U.S., faces its own "silent invasion" of illegal immigrants. Over the past four years, 100,000 Guatemalans have fled their country to settle in the south Mexican state of Chiapas. The influx has caused serious tensions with Guatemala, brutally reminding Mexico that it cannot remain immune to the violence and instability that pervade Central America. To alleviate the problem, the Mexican government last week began to move 4,500 refugees from camps in the border area to federal lands in Campeche, some 120 miles to...

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