Informal transborder trade between México and Guatemala from permissive border perspective

This paper analyzes processes of interaction, tension, conflict and economic interests in one of the major border areas between Mexico and Guatemala. Informal transborder trade involves several actors who have been building these processes pursuant to agency initiatives. Among these actors, Guatemal...

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Main Authors: Ruiz Juárez, Carlos Ernesto, Martínez Velasco, Germán
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spelling repositorioinstitucional-20.500.12930-65932023-05-09T17:04:23Z Informal transborder trade between México and Guatemala from permissive border perspective Comercio informal transfronterizo México-Guatemala desde una perspectiva de frontera permisiva Ruiz Juárez, Carlos Ernesto Martínez Velasco, Germán México-Guatemala border interactions tensions and border conflicts agency informality. Social sciences Economy I boast Capitalism Demography Trade commercial Geography political Sciences international Relations international waters frontera México-Guatemala interacciones comercio transfronterizo territorialidad agencia informalidad. Ciencias sociales Economía Precio Capitalismo Demografía Comercio Geografía comercial Ciencias políticas Relaciones internacionales aguas internacionales This paper analyzes processes of interaction, tension, conflict and economic interests in one of the major border areas between Mexico and Guatemala. Informal transborder trade involves several actors who have been building these processes pursuant to agency initiatives. Among these actors, Guatemalan transborder traders who come to buy goods from their Mexican counterparts (retail and wholesale shop owners) play a prominent role, as do the camareros who transport the traders and their merchandise across the Suchiate River on rafts and other actors such as moneychangers and rickshaw drivers who participate in economic and social interaction in the region. From a conceptual perspective, supported by the dialectical relationship between the notions of a border the behavior of transborder actors, it is concluded that in the study area, an informal border-trade integration process has developed and its actors transcend the border, rendering that border permissive. En este documento se abordan procesos de interacción, tensión, conflicto e intereses en la zona fronteriza entre México y Guatemala. En el comercio informal transfronterizo participan actores con cuya agencia despliegan transacciones sociales, políticas, económicas y territoriales, más allá del límite fronterizo. Destacan los comerciantes guatemaltecos que compran mercadería a tienderos mexicanos minoristas y mayoristas; también camareros de origen guatemalteco quienes mediante balsas transportan los productos a través del río Suchiate. Con base en una perspectiva conceptual sustentada en la relación dialéctica entre la frontera límite como tal y el accionar de los actores fronterizos, se concluye que en la zona de estudio se ha conformado un proceso de integración comercial transfronterizo de corte informal, que en los hechos trasciende la frontera límite para dar paso a una frontera permisiva. 2015-01-01 2021-06-03T03:35:13Z 2021-06-03T03:35:13Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion https://ref.uabc.mx/ojs/index.php/ref/article/view/244 10.21670/ref.2015.31.a06 https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12930/6593 spa eng https://ref.uabc.mx/ojs/index.php/ref/article/view/244/471 https://ref.uabc.mx/ojs/index.php/ref/article/view/244/484 https://ref.uabc.mx/ojs/index.php/ref/article/view/244/502 https://ref.uabc.mx/ojs/index.php/ref/article/view/244/507 Derechos de autor 2014 Estudios Fronterizos Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades application/pdf text/html application/pdf text/html cobertura Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Estudios Fronterizos Revista; Vol. 16 No. 31 (2015); 149-174 Estudios Fronterizos; Vol. 16 Núm. 31 (2015); 149-174 2395-9134 0187-6961
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eng
topic México-Guatemala border
interactions
tensions and border conflicts
agency
informality.
Social sciences
Economy
I boast
Capitalism
Demography
Trade
commercial Geography
political Sciences
international Relations
international waters
frontera México-Guatemala
interacciones
comercio transfronterizo
territorialidad
agencia
informalidad.
Ciencias sociales
Economía
Precio
Capitalismo
Demografía
Comercio
Geografía comercial
Ciencias políticas
Relaciones internacionales
aguas internacionales
spellingShingle México-Guatemala border
interactions
tensions and border conflicts
agency
informality.
Social sciences
Economy
I boast
Capitalism
Demography
Trade
commercial Geography
political Sciences
international Relations
international waters
frontera México-Guatemala
interacciones
comercio transfronterizo
territorialidad
agencia
informalidad.
Ciencias sociales
Economía
Precio
Capitalismo
Demografía
Comercio
Geografía comercial
Ciencias políticas
Relaciones internacionales
aguas internacionales
Ruiz Juárez, Carlos Ernesto
Martínez Velasco, Germán
Informal transborder trade between México and Guatemala from permissive border perspective
description This paper analyzes processes of interaction, tension, conflict and economic interests in one of the major border areas between Mexico and Guatemala. Informal transborder trade involves several actors who have been building these processes pursuant to agency initiatives. Among these actors, Guatemalan transborder traders who come to buy goods from their Mexican counterparts (retail and wholesale shop owners) play a prominent role, as do the camareros who transport the traders and their merchandise across the Suchiate River on rafts and other actors such as moneychangers and rickshaw drivers who participate in economic and social interaction in the region. From a conceptual perspective, supported by the dialectical relationship between the notions of a border the behavior of transborder actors, it is concluded that in the study area, an informal border-trade integration process has developed and its actors transcend the border, rendering that border permissive.
format info:eu-repo/semantics/article
author Ruiz Juárez, Carlos Ernesto
Martínez Velasco, Germán
author_facet Ruiz Juárez, Carlos Ernesto
Martínez Velasco, Germán
author_sort Ruiz Juárez, Carlos Ernesto
title Informal transborder trade between México and Guatemala from permissive border perspective
title_short Informal transborder trade between México and Guatemala from permissive border perspective
title_full Informal transborder trade between México and Guatemala from permissive border perspective
title_fullStr Informal transborder trade between México and Guatemala from permissive border perspective
title_full_unstemmed Informal transborder trade between México and Guatemala from permissive border perspective
title_sort informal transborder trade between méxico and guatemala from permissive border perspective
publisher Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
publishDate 2015
url https://ref.uabc.mx/ojs/index.php/ref/article/view/244
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