10 July 2014
This week in Chiapas State of Mexico, Mexican and Guatemalan presidents agreed that Mexico will issue temporary “Border Worker and Regional Visitor cards to Guatemalan citizens” to facilitate migration through Mexico.
Article in Spanish from El Universal: http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/nacion-mexico/2014/penia-nieto-y-perez-molina-encabezaran-acto-en-chiapas-1021608.html
Article in English from DC Gazette: http://dcgazette.com/act-of-war-on-america-mexico-and-guatemala-sign-agreement-to-fast-track-invasion-of-u-s/
What’s behind this agreement to further exacerbate illegal immigration by Guatemalan citizens? Revenge. Pure and simple.
This story goes back to the early 80’s when Guatemala constructed the Chixoy Dam using World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank funds.
During development of this hydroelectric dam, 3,500 people were permanently displaced, 33 Mayan communities were destroyed and 445 Guatemalans who refused to leave were murdered by the Guatemalan government in what is known as Río Negro massacre.
“In 2010, following intense international pressure, the Guatemalan government agreed to pay reparations to those who survived the ordeal. These reparations included land grants, $154.5 million in monetary compensation, paved roads and construction of health centers and schools, along with smaller items.” – The Tico Times
As you can imagine, those agreed to reparations were never made. Subsequently, our government suspended all military aid to Guatemala. Now, the Guatemalan government is angry with us.
And so goes a continuing story of U.S. funded Central American Rulers: we give them money to help their people, but they stuff it into their pockets and the people be damned.
The people of all Central American countries are desperate people. They are desperate for just government, desperate for economic stability wherein they can raise and nurture their families and they all experience residual pain from the brutal murders of their loved ones at the hands of various ‘mandatarios’.
Mural on school wall commemorates children slaughtered by their government. In all there have been over 200,000 ‘desaparecidos’. Over 100,000 refugees fled to Mexico and over 1,000,000 have been displaced from their homes.
Perhaps this will better explain why Guatemalans will do whatever it takes to escape from their own country.