Historically, the southern border has had a serious lack of vigilance. • It is necessary that we begin to rethink the way we see the south and its enormous connection with the rest of the country. Be innovative in the way we generate proposals and solutions.
According to the International Boundary and Water Commission between Mexico and Guatemala (CILA), the border limits between these two countries (plus Belize) has an area of almost 965 kilometers.
Historically, the southern border has had a serious lack of vigilance. Its abandonment is such that, until 1994, the Commission agreed that it was necessary to begin cleaning up vegetation at the land border; this not only to know what was the physical limit between the countries, but to monitor the border.
In the informal crossings between Mexico and Guatemala one can observe how people, using rafts made with tractor tire chambers, that support 1.5 tons of weight, provide their services to pass their merchandise through the Suchiate River.
They have built a kind of breakwater with sand, to be able to navigate it. In the case of El Coyote Pass, among others, there are piers and stairs made of concrete. They are organized with rules among boatmen. For example, work one day and one day, not to give work to others, or after leaving the load has to return empty, this to respect those on the other side.
Studies of the College of the Southern Border reveal that the income of the traders annually, only by wholesalers, would be 730 million pesos per year, more than 1.5 billion pesos if the revenues of the retailers are counted.
By regularizing this trade by formal crossings, a considerable collection would be obtained for both countries.
It is necessary that we begin to rethink the way we see the south and its enormous connection with the rest of the country. Be innovative in the way we generate proposals and solutions.
Today, the collective will to resolve will change millions of lives full of aspirations and dreams.
It is necessary to involve several institutions such as Finance, Governance, Customs, Migration, Security, Chancellery, Communications, Economy, Culture, Sagarpa, Semarnat, Tourism, Labor, among others. In addition to the business and industrial sectors and, above all, the entire community involved.
The use of technology and infrastructure that generate intelligence and control will be vital to solve a large part of the phenomenon that has existed for more than 150 years. Giving certainty is the main objective.
Think of new labor figures, public and private employment, temporary or permanent; the talent and creativity to enhance the fraternity must be now; we must all be apostles of the Fourth Transformation.
The south of Mexico is an immeasurable economic pole, like a great power in suspension of activities.
Soon it will be an area where integral development will solve historical debts for the whole region, this will have an expansive effect that will redound in a large part of the American continent.
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