Border Crossings Between El Salvador and Guatemala Remain Closed

Two border crossings located in the state of Ahuachapán in El Salvador are closed due to infrastructure damaged by excessive rainfall.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The civil protection authority officially reported today that the border control offices of La Hachadura and Las Chinamas were closed for transit.

“A 2.5m deep hole has formed at La Hachadura, affecting both lanes of the Arce Bridge, at the Guatemalan side of the border”, reported

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Salvadoran Borders Still Closed

November 2011

For the second day various borders remain closed to cargo coming into the country.

Finance Ministry officials are on strike in protest against the headquarters of the entity, demanding compliance with employment benefits.

Immigration authorities said the strike does is not affecting people entering or leaving the country.

El Salvador: No Access to Customs

January 2013

The Salvadoran Association of Industrialists regrets the effect of the problems on exports and regional trade.

Yesterday, road blocks in Salvadoran border areas caused delays in the shipment of goods to destinations in Central America.

According to, protests by Salvadoran Army veterans prevented the passing of goods through customs at Las Chinamas, San Cristobal, La Hachadura (in the West) and El Amatillo (in the East).

Blockades Affect Guatemala - El Salvador Customs Offices

August 2016

The passage of freight transport is being blocked by demonstrations held by Guatemalan teachers which have forced the closure of the customs offices of Pedro de Alvarado, San Cristobal and La Ermita.

The private sector grouped under the Coordinating Committee of Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial and Financial Associations (Cacif) has called for an end to the blockades that are already affecting Puerto Quetzal and the route to the border at Pedro de Alvarado, in Jutiapa, towards El Salvador.

Costa Rica - Panama Border Closed Again

August 2013

Costa Rican transporters have blocked the Paso Canoas border alleging abuses in the controls carried out by Panamanian authorities.

The measure taken by the Costa Ricans have already caused millions in losses due to delays in the arrival of cargo and damage to goods. For this reason the National Chamber of Panamanian Cargo Transporters (Canatraca) has asked the authorities concerned to solve a problem which has returned only five months after an agreement was signed between the two nations.

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