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VIDEOS: Migrants scramble north as Mexico-Guatemala border crackdown looms

It’s a mad dash on Guatemala’s border with Mexico, with migrants scrambling across the Suchiate River on planked inter-tubes, which were also used to ship black market booze and other goods in the other direction.

“Central American migrants are rushing to enter Mexico ahead of a security crackdown on the country’s southern border following Mexico’s announcement that it will accelerate the deployment of troops to its border with Guatemala,” ANews posted to Twitter with video from the river.

Men standing on pallets strapped to inter-tubes used simple push poles to guide a steady flow of men, women and children carrying backpacks for the long journey north through Mexico, including many from Honduras. The makeshift rafts were then loaded with “black market Corona beer, coffee, and other contraband” and returned to Guatemala, according to the news site.

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