Rafts Ferry Immigrants Between Guatemala and Mexico

Rafts Ferry Immigrants Between Guatemala and Mexico Play

July 31 (Bloomberg) -- Traders and immigrants take rafts made of plywood and inflated tractor tire treads across the Suchiate River along Mexico's border with Guatemala. The rafts, floating within 100 meters of an official bridge that's monitored by Mexican authorities, are used by Honduran immigrants on their way to the U.S. and by Guatemalans to buy Mexican products and ferry them over to the Guatemalan side for sale, avoiding the scrutiny and taxes faced at the bridge. (Source: Bloomberg)

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