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Mexico’s Southern Border: Security, Violence and Migration in the Trump Era

Mexico stops hundreds of thousands of Central Americans fleeing northward to the U.S. Many are deported, and many more are stuck in the country’s south, vulnerable to crime and rising xenophobia.

With U.S. and European help, Mexico should work harder to protect migrants and foster economic development.

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Despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweets to the contrary, Mexico is vigorously policing its southern border, stemming the northward flow of Central Americans escaping poverty and violence.

It is deporting thousands and accepting thousands more as refugees, though many remain in legal limbo.

Maou 1aWhy does it matter? 

Central Americans have long contended with abuse on their way north.

Today they run a…

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