Anomalies Denounced at Guatemalan-Honduran Border

Carlos Zúñiga, president of the Agricultural Chamber, informed of the presence of NGO and international groups blocking the border.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Guatemalan Government closing the border last week could have cost the country $30 million.

Elperiodico.com.gt publishes comments by the president of the Agricultural Chamber, referring to the closing: "...even thought the government stopped the border shutdown, these remain blocked by the presence of NGO's and international groups that are creating problems."

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New Border Crossing Between Guatemala and Mexico

June 2017

The Morales administration has announced that they will be formalizing the crossing between Ingenieros, Quiché, and Nueva Orizaba, Chiapas, in order to facilitate cross-border trade in that area.

As part of this project, Foreign Minister Carlos Raúl Morales explained that a 19 kilometer road to Playa Grande is also planned.

Traffic on Guatemala-Mexico Border Returns to Normal

July 2016

In the customs offices of Tecun Uman working hours have been extended both on the Guatemalan and Mexican side in order to allow passage of trucks which until now had been left stranded.

The Superintendent of Tax Administration is also operating an extraordinary timetable, a measure which could be extended for a few days, depending on what is decided at the end of the weekend.

Nicaragua Affected by Honduran Conflict

July 2009

Honduran protests next to the Nicaraguan border cause daily losses of $1 million to exporting companies.

José Adán Aguerri, president of the Nicaraguan Superior Council of the Private Enterpise, informed today that in the border post of Las Manos there are over 250 containers stockpiled. These have cargo for Honduras, but cannot go through because of the protests by followers of deposed president Manuel Zelaya.

Guatemala: Businesses File Appeal

July 2009

The Guatemalan Chamber of Industry and Commerce filed an appeal against the Executive for closing the border with Honduras.

The appeal was also filed against the Superintendency of Tributary Administration and the Customs Manager for accepting the order.

The chambers point to losses of $8.58 million in the two day suspension of trade with Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.

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