Mexico will send 10,000 and Guatemala 1500 troops to their border to fight narcotraffic, arms traffic and at least five armed groups who are operating there in support of the narcotraffickers.
This is the latest development in a story I began to cover in early 2006 when I went out with the Guatemalan military to see the narco landing strips they were destroying. This can be seen in the "Maya Frontier" video I posted here.
And in a preview of how this could be could be conflated and escalated with the war on terrorism, this post describes a nuclear terrorism scenario in Juarez, extrapolated from this report of Iraqis crossing the southern border:
"According to the "INM" (Mex. Immigr.) Just last week six adult male Iraqis were arrested in Tapachula, state of Chiapas, while attempting to reach the Distrito Federal of Mexico and to proceed to the United States from that point. In their preliminary declaration, the six said they entered through Central America, reached Guatemala and that there they purchased the false passports from Greece and Holland which they initially presented to Mexican officials when arrested. They also claimed they crossed the Suchiate River (bordering Mexico and Guatemala) on a raft."Posted by Dave at April 07, 2008 10:59 AM