A New Agenda to Study the Guatemala–Mexico/Mexico-Guatemala Border(Lands) Region
Periodo de realización: 2018/06/01 al 2018/01/01
Tipo: Artículo científico
Lugar(es) de estudio: Campeche, México, Tabasco, México, Chiapas, México, Petén, Guatemala, Quiché, Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, San Marcos, Guatemala
Resumen: "This paper introduces a proposal to reconsider the way the Mexico–Guatemala border(lands) region is conceived. The border(lands) expanse is usually portrayed as a uniform entity. Generalizations are made from a single locality, thus obscuring the diversity of the area. Also, the Mexican viewpoint has prevailed in the reading of this border(lands) region, instead of adopting a compound perspective that takes into account the Guatemalan angle. These and other issues are discussed at length along with ideas to redress existing shortcomings. The use of a regional approach is advanced as an analytical tool and a planning policy instrument to overcome this problematic. A sub-regional classification will reveal, for instance, the heterogeneous conditions that prevail across the international boundary. This typology is meant as a starting point to plan and implement further collaborative research agendas and integrated policy initiatives that respond to the idiosyncrasy of the border(lands) region."