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Breaking: Mexican Government placing Guards at 370 illegal crossing points

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Mexico is planning to put guards at about 370 illegal crossing points along its border with Guatemala, where caravans of migrants entered in October:
Currently, migrants cross along almost the entire length of the Usumacinta and Suchiate rivers that separate the two countries.

Sanchez Cordero did not set a date for accomplishing the task of securing the porous border. But she said Mexico would not allow a repeat of events In October, when caravans of Central American migrants scuffled with Mexican police on the main border bridge, and then simply crossed the river to gain entry.

From seattletimes.com

The Mexican government has pledged to put guards at some 370 illegal crossing points along the country’s southern border with Guatemala.

The crossings “will be guarded and controlled to prevent the entry of undocumented people,” Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero said Monday.

Currently, migrants cross along almost the entire length of the Usumacinta and Suchiate rivers that separate the two countries.

Sanchez Cordero did not set a date for accomplishing the task of securing the porous border. But she said Mexico would not allow a repeat of events In October, when caravans of Central American migrants scuffled with Mexican police on the main border bridge, and then simply crossed the river to gain entry.

“We have information that a new caravan is forming to enter our country in mid-January,” Sanchez Cordero said. “We are already taking the necessary steps to ensure the caravan enters in a safe and orderly way.”