BORDER/CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The air is thick with humidity on the Suchiate River that separates Mexico from Guatemala. Yet the pontoon men are busy as usual. Using long poles, they strain as they push wooden rafts lashed to huge inner tubes from one bank to the other, illegally but openly ferrying goods and humans from one country to the other for the equivalent of just over a dollar a head. This is how many migrants enter Mexico on their journey north to the United States. They come from many places, but mainly the ‘Northern Triangle’ countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Increasingly, they come from other nations too, including Cuba, Haiti, and a number of African nations. These are the people US President Donald Trump — using tariffs as a weapon — has demanded Mexico somehow halt in their tracks…Amid so many heartbreaking cases, the Gonzalez Trejo family from Honduras stood out: The matriarch, Juana Isabel wept as she told us that three generations of the family — the youngest just five months old — had been sleeping on the streets for more than a week in the stifling heat and afternoon downpours, waiting for their next processing appointment, still nearly a month away.”

Michael Holmes and Natalie Gallón, “Can Mexico fix the migrant crisis?,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, June 21, 2019 2:39 pm