Los traficantes de la raya. El comercio ilegal de la frontera Chiapas-Guatemala, 1824-1842
Chiapas: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Centro de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias sobre Chiapas y la Frontera Sur, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 231p., maps, tables, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #80002
The history of the border between Mexico and Guatemala has quite illuminated chapters and others that, unfortunately, are poorly known. Trade and merchandise traffic between both nations belongs to this last segment. Amanda Úrsula Torres Freyermuth studies in depth the smuggling of merchandise and grains that were illegally introduced into Chiapas from Guatemala. The study is based on legal sources, originated by trials and complaints of confiscation of prohibited customs border merchandise. The result of the analysis is a passionate tour of the roads and trails that connected Guatemala and Chiapas in the first half of the 19th century. In addition to being a pioneering study that contributes to rigorously understand local aspects of broader historical processes.