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The new frontier


While giving monocle a tour of the Suchiate River (pictured), which separates Mexico from Guatemala and Central America, Hugo Rivera, a Mexican border patrol officer says, “This is where the migrants cross. Hondurans, Guatemalans, Nicaraguans, El Salvadorians.”

A combination of security problems and the struggle to boost economic growth has seen the numbers of migrants crossing into Mexico rise substantially. The issue is not just affecting Mexico’s border patrols. In 2012, for the first time, the number of…



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