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RUIZ JUAREZ, Carlos Ernesto  and  MARTINEZ VELASCO, Germán. Informal transborder trade between México and Guatemala from a permissive border perspective. Estud. front [online]. 2015, vol.16, n.31, pp.149-174. ISSN 2395-9134.

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. 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 bordertrade integration process has developed and its actors transcend the border, rendering that border permissive.

Keywords : México-Guatemala border; interactions; tensions and border conflicts; agency; informality.

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