Tapachula


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Tapachula

(täpächo͞o`lä), city (1990 pop. 138,858) Chiapas state, SE Mexico, at the foot of the Chiapas highlands and near the Guatemala border. It is the commercial center of a coffee-growing region and an important transportation link between Mexico and Central America. Ceramics and leather goods are produced by local artisans.
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Por el contrario, Tapachula fue el municipio con la menor riqueza de arboles de sombra, a la vez que es el que conserva el menor numero de especies de la vegetacion original.
She was taking a small break from her journey at the Casa del Migrante, a small haven for immigrants located near Tapachula, Mexico.
"Besides, the destination offers many attractions: the city of Tapachula is 20 minutes from the port and the international airport is only seven minutes away.
Not many months ago, polleros (people smugglers) in Tapachula, Chiapas, on Mexico's southern border, wheedled $5,000 each from six Guatemalans and two other undocumented workers whom they promised to deposit safely in the United States.
Yet as the evening hours passed slowly without a throbbing whistle announcing the train's departure, Lopez relaxed, especially when some fellow travelers urged him to sing as he'd done the evening before in Tapachula's Catholic shelter for migrants.
Bishop Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel of Tapachula in Chiapas has stated that the Mexican government is financing a massive birth control campaign to sterilize natives in the region.
TAPACHULA, Mexico - Many of the Central Americans who lined up for papers at an asylum office in southern Mexico said they could abandon plans to reach the United States and remain in Mexico if US President Donald Trump clamps down further on migration.