Ciudad Tecún Umán: The Walking City


The México-Guatemala border has gathered increased national and international attention after 2019 when then U.S. President Donald J. Trump threatened the Mexican government with increased trade tariffs if the López Obrador administration did not restrict the flow of Global South migrants. Henceforth, Mexico’s southern border with Central America has become yet another contentious crossing from the Global South into the Global North within our contemporary Global Apartheid interstate system—as illustrated by our global migrant/refugee crisis. I investigate the flows of people arriving at the México-Guatemala border en route to the United States.

Salvador Gutiérrez Peraza
Publication date: 
November 1, 2023
Publication type: 
Student Research