Mexico Alert: Mexico's Southern Flank: A Crime-ridden "Third U.S. Border"

George W. Grayson
Content Type
Policy Brief
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Mexico's southern flank constitutes a porous, crime-ridden third border of the United States. The problem is that both President Vicente Fox and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge concentrate on the U.S.-Mexican frontier, while neglecting the Mexican-Guatemalan interface that provides an open sesame for narcotraffickers, illegal aliens, prostitutes, smugglers, and terrorists.
Security, Economics, Politics
Political Geography
United States, Latin America, North America