US troops have been occupying Guatemala over the last 15 years under the disguise of so-called programs as Strong Roads in order to stop humanitarian poverty flows into Mexico.
What is happening now is part of a military humanitarian civic assistance program dubbed Beyond the Horizon.
The US troops, in particular, have been deployed to the border department of Huehuetenango, through which a significant flow of Central American migrants come to Mexico in the hopes of crossing the border with the United States.
Guatemalan Defense Minister Luis Miguel Ralda Moreno has confirmed that US troops have arrived in the country as part of a new mission to boost border security amid the irregular migration crisis.
The news comes after Guatemala signed an agreement last week that will expand their collaboration in the fight against human trafficking and illegal migration.
Caravans of migrants from Central American countries seeking asylum began to move toward the United States through Mexico last fall.
Trump called the surge of arrivals a crisis and declared a national emergency in February to secure funds to build a wall on the border with Mexico.
In a bid to press its southern neighbor to alleviate the immigration crisis, the US regime is set to unveil extra tariffs on imports from Mexico starting from 10 June, 2019.
Mexico, however, warns that the tariff hike will only aggravate the crisis and take a toll on the economy, and suggests first addressing the crisis’ root causes.
Many of the low paid migrants are to be enslaved in the US agricultural, construction and hotel/travel industries for the enterprises to squash in larger profits.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Migrant News 2019.