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RUIZ LAGIER, Verónica. Guatemalan Refugees and the Front-border of Discrimination, Exploitation and Inequality. Alteridades [online]. 2018, vol.28, n.56, pp.47-57. ISSN 2448-850X.

This work aims to give an historical and sociocultural content to the category of border, through the case of Guatemalan refugees that entered Mexico in 1981. The South border is analyzed from a socio-geographical position and the long term historical perspective. The border area is conceived as a territorialized space, in which the population that sought refuge and naturalized in Mexico anchors its new identity. It is an exam of the concept of refuge as a non-homogenous process, where the border is defined from contradictory relations of solidarity, racism and inequality in the inhabited space.

Keywords : refuge; territorialized space; citizenship; racism.

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